mallard

noun
mal·​lard | \ ˈma-lərd How to pronounce mallard (audio) \
plural mallard or mallards

Definition of mallard

: 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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First Known Use of mallard

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mallard

Middle English, from Anglo-French mallart

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The first known use of mallard was in the 14th century

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mallard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mallard

: a very common kind of duck

mallard

noun
mal·​lard | \ ˈma-lərd How to pronounce mallard (audio) \

Kids Definition of mallard

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

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