ruddy duck

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Related to Andean Duck: Oxyura ferruginea

ruddy duck

n.
A duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) of North and Central America having stiff pointed tail feathers and, in the male, brownish-red upper plumage and a black-and-white head.

ruddy duck

n
(Animals) a small duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, that inhabits marshes, ponds, etc, in North America and N South America and has a stiff upright tail. The male has a reddish-brown body and blue bill in the breeding season

rud′dy duck′


n.
a stiff-tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruddy duck - reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South Americaruddy duck - reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
genus Oxyura, Oxyura - ruddy duck
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