sea duck

noun

Definition of sea duck

: a diving duck (such as a scoter, merganser, or eider) that frequents the sea

Examples of sea duck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marine birds also included mallards, common scoters (a large sea duck), geese, cormorants, gannets, shags, auks, egrets and loons. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "European Neanderthals ate fresh seafood, which may have given their brains a boost," 26 Mar. 2020 The master of this art is the eider duck, a portly sea duck that is widespread in the Arctic and feeds by diving for mussels in frigid polar water. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Eiderdown Is Nature’s Perfect Duvet," 6 Feb. 2020 In winter, tens of thousands of the threatened Steller's eider sea ducks stay in Izembek and molt. Author: Juliet Eilperin, Anchorage Daily News, "Interior Department strikes deal with Alaska village for road through national wildlife refuge," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sea duck

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20duck. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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