geelbec

noun

geel·​bec
variants or geelbek or geelbeck
ˈgēlˌbek
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geelbec. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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