wild·​fowl | \ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌfau̇(-ə)l \

Definition of wildfowl 

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

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Other Words from wildfowl

wildfowler \ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​lər \ noun
wildfowling \ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​liŋ \ noun

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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, "Exploring historical Havre de Grace," 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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English Language Learners Definition of wildfowl

: birds (such as ducks and geese) that live in the wild especially near water and are often hunted

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