geelbec

noun geel·bec \ˈgēlˌbek\
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geelbek

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geelbeck

\ˈgēlˌbek\

Definition of geelbec

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  1. 1 :  a wild yellow-billed duck (Anas undulata) of Africa

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at yellow, beak


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