teal

noun \ ˈtēl \

Definition of teal

plural teal or teals
2 :any of various widely distributed small short-necked dabblers (genus Anas) — compare blue-winged teal, green-winged teal

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Origin and Etymology of teal

Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch teling teal


TEAL Defined for English Language Learners

teal

noun

Definition of teal for English Language Learners

  • : a small duck found in Europe and America

  • : a dark greenish-blue color


TEAL Defined for Kids

teal

noun \ ˈtēl \

Definition of teal for Students

:a small wild duck of America and Europe


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