plural -s
: a European teal (Anas querquedula) having the male distinguished by a broad white stripe from eye to nape

Word History


Italian dialect (16th century, region of Bellinzona, Ticino canton, southern Switzerland) garganei, of imitative origin

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“Garganey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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