mallard

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noun mal·lard \ˈma-lərd\

Definition of mallard

plural

mallard

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mallards

  1. :  a common and widely distributed wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) of the northern hemisphere the males of which have a green head and white-ringed neck and which is the source of the domestic ducks

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Origin and Etymology of mallard

Middle English, from Anglo-French mallart


First Known Use: 14th century


MALLARD Defined for English Language Learners

mallard

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noun mal·lard \ˈma-lərd\

Definition of mallard for English Language Learners

  • : a very common kind of duck


MALLARD Defined for Kids

mallard

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noun mal·lard \ˈma-lərd\

Definition of mallard for Students

  1. :  a common wild duck of the northern hemisphere that is the ancestor of the domestic ducks


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