green-winged teal

\ ˈgrēn-ˌwiŋ(d)- How to pronounce green-winged teal (audio) \

Definition of green-winged teal

: a small Holarctic dabbling duck (Anas crecca) the male of which has a chestnut head with a green eye patch and a metallic green area on the wing speculum

Examples of green-winged teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Lots of green-winged teal are holding on shallow catfish ponds along the coast. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 27," 26 Jan. 2018 Guide Harlan Boettcher of Prairie Waterfowl reported an abundance of green-winged teal with fast limits around Eagle Lake. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Dec. 10," 9 Dec. 2017 East Bernard/Eagle Lake - Guide Harlan Boettcher of Prairie Waterfowl reported limits of green-winged teal. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Dec. 29," 28 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'green-winged teal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of green-winged teal

1791, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about green-winged teal

Statistics for green-winged teal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for green-winged teal

The first known use of green-winged teal was in 1791

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on green-winged teal Encyclopedia article about green-winged teal

Comments on green-winged teal

What made you want to look up green-winged teal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


food or victuals

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!