wildfowl

noun 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)

wildfowler

play \ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌfau̇-lər\ noun

wildfowling

play \ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌfau̇-liŋ\ noun

First Known Use of wildfowl

before 12th century


WILDFOWL Defined for English Language Learners

wildfowl

noun

Definition of wildfowl for English Language Learners

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



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