variant spelling of wigeon

: any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas): such as
: an Old World duck (Anas penelope) having a large white patch on each wing with the male having a reddish-brown head and buff crown

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No more snipe whistling in the meadow, no more piping of widgeons and chattering of teal as darkness covers the marshes; no more whistling of swift wings when the morning star pales in the east? Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2023 The flock of perhaps 30 widgeon dipped low over the decoys swaying in the current of the tidal slough. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Oct. 2020 Cheyenne, our old lady of a Lab, now retired, retrieved a single widgeon once after a long day of jump shooting. Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021

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“Widgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widgeon. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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