ring-necked duck

noun

Definition of ring-necked duck 

: a North American duck (Aythya collaris) that has a white ring around the bill and in the male a faint narrow chestnut ring encircling the neck

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Birds at Mill Pond in Barnstable included 3 blue-winged teal, a Northern pintail, 5 American wigeon, 18 ring-necked ducks, and a bald eagle. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ring-necked duck

1831, in the meaning defined above

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