diving duck


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diving duck

n.
Any of various ducks that feed by diving underwater, including the eiders, goldeneyes, scaups, and scoters.

diving duck

n
(Animals) any of various ducks, such as the pochard, scaup, redhead, and canvasback, that inhabit bays, estuaries, lakes, etc, and can dive and swim beneath the surface of the water

div′ing duck`


n.
any of numerous ducks that dive from the water's surface for their food (contrasted with dabbling duck).
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diving duck - any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their fooddiving duck - any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
dabbling duck, dabbler - any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
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