diving duck


Definition of diving duck

: any of various ducks (such as a bufflehead) that frequent deep waters and obtain their food by diving

Examples of diving duck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But both of those were diving ducks, which dive underwater for food like loons. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Loons in northern Wisconsin are raising a mallard duckling after they lost their own chick," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of diving duck

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Diving duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20duck. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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