wild·​fowl | \ ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌfau̇(-ə)l How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \

Definition of wildfowl

: a game bird especially : a game waterfowl (such as a wild duck or goose)

Other Words from wildfowl

wildfowler \ ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​lər How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \ noun
wildfowling \ ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​liŋ How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \ noun

Examples of wildfowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crossing the Kenai River at Kenai Lake and looking to the right, the open water contained a menagerie of wildfowl. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Jan. 2022 The good news: Doerr’s creation lifts off quickly, soars, and then, like the various wildfowl wheeling through the story, lands with practiced finesse. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Sep. 2021 The first hunting trips I was allowed to go on, as an observer, were for the wildfowl available near home, pheasants, ducks and geese. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2020 Decoy-making and wildfowl hunting in the Susquehanna Flats of the Upper Chesapeake Bay is featured in the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Algerina Perna, baltimoresun.com, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of wildfowl

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wildfowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildfowl. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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