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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.]


(ˈaɪdə) or

eider duck

(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`

any of several large diving ducks, esp. of the genus Somateria, of northern seas.
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


nEiderente f


[ˈaɪdəʳ] n (also eider duck) → edredone m
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including a trip to Newfoundland for Borealis eider, a sub-species of common eider.
The common eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck with a circumpolar distribution.
Prevalence and distribution of Wellfleet Bay virus exposure in the common eider (Somateria mollisi ma).
Distribution of wintering common eider Somateria mollissima in the Dutch Wadden Sea in relation to available food stocks.
The ultimate "success" for a sea duck hunter includes a drake of all three scoter species [black, surf and white-winged (Melanitta fusca)], a long-tailed duck, and last, but certainly not least, the handsome common eider (Somateria mollissima).
And none is tougher than North America's largest--the common eider.
Hundreds of common eider ducks were cast ashore, bedraggled and dead, at the wrack line, where the receding tide leaves debris, "lying just one after the other," she said.
The common eider is the largest duck in North America, and my guess is it weighs about the same as a snow goose.
With lots of birdwatchers visiting Llanfairfechan it is not surprising that other birds have been found too: long tailed duck, common eider, great northern diver and black guillemot have all been logged from the promenade.
The dominating species in Greenland bird hunting are the thick-billed murre and the common eider.
The common eider nests on the coast of Scotland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, and Russia.