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ei·der

 (ī′dər)
n.
Any of several large sea ducks, especially of the genus Somateria of northern regions, having soft, commercially valuable down and predominantly black and white plumage in the male.

[Back-formation from eiderdown.]

eider

(ˈaɪdə) or

eider duck

n
(Animals) any of several sea ducks of the genus Somateria, esp S. mollissima, and related genera, which occur in the N hemisphere. The male has black and white plumage, and the female is the source of eiderdown
[C18: from Old Norse æthr; related to Swedish ejder, Dutch, German Eider]

ei′der duck`


n.
any of several large diving ducks, esp. of the genus Somateria, of northern seas.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eider - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the femaleseider - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
genus Somateria, Somateria - eider ducks
eiderdown - down of the eider duck
Translations
Eiderente
haahka
edredon
ejder
pufla

eider

nEiderente f

eider

[ˈaɪdəʳ] n (also eider duck) → edredone m
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There must have been a loophole or two, as there are also records of cushions made of "Cuthbert doun" - downy feathers from St Cuthbert's eider ducks on Farne.
EIDER ducks, the symbol of Northumberland with a connection going back more than 1,000 years, have a new champion.
Around 100,000 birds make the islands their home each year (others include guillemots, razorbills, eider ducks and terns) and 1,000 seal pups are born every autumn.
F E HYNES, Middlesbrough Male and female Eider ducks at South Gare, Redcar, by Ray |Simpson, of Marske
At East Bay Island, Nunavut, a large breeding colony of Common Eider ducks also serves as a rich research location to investigate the factors that affect marine bird reproduction.
Taking a boat around Puffin Island last week, however, we saw good numbers of Guillemots and Kittiwakes on the cliffs, and a few dozen Puffins and Eider ducks too.
The islanders have long since left but every May the eider ducks come ashore to mate.