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

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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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1983: Differential distribution of wintering diving ducks Aythyini in North America.