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po·chard

 (pō′chərd)
n.
Any of various diving ducks of the widely distributed genera Aythya and Netta, especially A. ferina, which has gray and black plumage and a reddish head.

[Origin unknown.]

pochard

(ˈpəʊtʃəd)
n, pl -chards or -chard
(Animals) any of various diving ducks of the genera Aythya and Netta, esp A. ferina of Europe, the male of which has a grey-and-black body and a reddish head
[C16: of unknown origin]

po•chard

(ˈpoʊ tʃərd, -kərd)

n., pl. -chards, (esp. collectively) -chard.
any of various Old World diving ducks of the genus Aythya, esp. A. ferina, having a chestnut-red head.
[1545–55; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pochard - heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish headpochard - heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.

pochard

noun
Related words
collective nouns flight, bunch, rush, knob
Translations
Tafelente
milouin

pochard

[ˈpəʊtʃəd] Nporrón m común
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