variants: or geelbek or geelbeck \ ˈgēlˌbek \
plural -s

Definition of geelbec

1 : a wild yellow-billed duck (Anas undulata) of Africa
2 : a large sciaenid fish (Atractoscion aequidens) shaped like a mackerel and favored as a leading food and game fish in southern Africa and Australia

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History and Etymology for geelbec

Afrikaans geelbek, from geel yellow (from Middle Dutch ghele) + bek beak, from Middle Dutch bec, from Old French; akin to Old High German gelo yellow

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“Geelbec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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