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teal

 (tēl)
n. pl. teal or teals
1. Any of several small dabbling ducks, chiefly of the genus Anas, often having brightly marked plumage.
2. A moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue.

[Middle English tele.]

teal adj.

teal

(tiːl)
n, pl teals or teal
1. (Animals) any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian Anas crecca (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes
2. (Colours) a greenish-blue colour
[C14: related to Middle Low German tēlink, Middle Dutch tēling]

teal

(til)

n., pl. teals, (esp. collectively) teal for 1.
1. any of several small dabbling ducks, esp. of the genus Anas.
2. Also called teal′ blue′. a medium to dark greenish blue.
[1275–1325; Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch tēling, teiling, Middle Low German tēlink]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teal - a blue-green color or pigmentteal - a blue-green color or pigment; "they painted it a light shade of bluish green"
green, viridity, greenness - green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
cyan - a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
2.teal - any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
Anas crecca, greenwing, green-winged teal - common teal of Eurasia and North America
Anas querquedula, garganey - small Eurasian teal
Adj.1.teal - of a bluish shade of green
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

teal

noun
Related words
collective nouns bunch, knob, spring
Translations
tavi
kékeszöldréce
taling
çakırkanat

teal

[tiːl] N (teal or teals (pl)) → cerceta f

teal

n pl <-> → Krickente f

teal

[tiːl] n pl invalzavola
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