pochard

noun

po·​chard ˈpō-chərd How to pronounce pochard (audio)
: any of various rather heavy-bodied diving ducks (especially genus Aythya) with a large head and with feet and legs placed far back under the body

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pochard was in 1552

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“Pochard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pochard. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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