mallard


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mal·lard

 (măl′ərd)
n. pl. mallard or mal·lards
A wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) found almost worldwide, the male of which has a green head and neck. Most domestic ducks descend from the mallard.

[Middle English malarde, from Old French maslart, malart, wild mallard drake, drake, probably from masle, male; see male + -art, -ard, -ard.]

mallard

(ˈmælɑːd)
n, pl -lard or -lards
(Animals) a duck, Anas platyrhynchos, common over most of the N hemisphere, the male of which has a dark green head and reddish-brown breast: the ancestor of all domestic breeds of duck
[C14: from Old French mallart, perhaps from maslart (unattested); see male, -ard]

mal•lard

(ˈmæl ərd)

n., pl. -lards, (esp. collectively) -lard.
a common, almost cosmopolitan, wild duck, Anas platyrhynchos, from which the domestic ducks are descended.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French mallart mallard drake, drake; see male, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descendedmallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
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

mallard

noun
Related words
collective nouns sord, sute
Translations
StockenteMärzente
heinäsorsasinisorsa
tőkés récevadkacsa
stokkönd
anatra selvaticagermano reale
divja racamlakarica
gräsand

mallard

[ˈmæləd] N (mallard(s) (pl)) → ánade m real

mallard

[ˈmælɑːrd] n (= duck) → colvert m

mallard

nStockente f

mallard

[ˈmæləd] n (duck) → germano reale
References in classic literature ?
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
A roasted mallard duck, thought Soapy, would be about the thing--with a bottle of Chablis, and then Camembert, a demi-tasse and a cigar.
Strong and ready hands turned him about and conveyed him in silence and haste to the sidewalk and averted the ignoble fate of the menaced mallard.
And they learned to eat roasted mallard and canvasback in the California style of sixteen minutes in a hot oven.
Mallard, my dear friend,' said Perker, suddenly recovering his gravity, and drawing the great man's great man into a Corner, by the lappel of his coat; 'you must persuade the Serjeant to see me, and my client here.
Mallard departed to execute his commission; and Serjeant Snubbin relapsed into abstraction until Mr.
Enjoying a successful mallard hunt in open water is about hiding in plain sight, keeping the birds' focus off the blind and making sure the dog has a clear field of view to every downed bird.
A trip to Mallard Manor hunting lodge in the tiny Sunflower County town of Drew is the very definition of getting away from it all.
Centre manager Dr Andrew Kelly said: "We have a really good record with mallard ducklings, and they have a high re-release success rate, so I'm confident they will be fine.
Timothy Mallard, 23, deliberately drove his car into a tree on a country lane near Witham-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, on October 4, 2005.
But as long as I have Mallard Fillmore to read, I'll just try to put up with the others.
John Mallard, 62, was diving for lobsters with his son and a friend when he signalled that he was returning to the surface.