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Muscovy duck

n.
A large duck (Cairina moschata) native to Mexico, Central America, and South America, widely domesticated in forms having plumage of various colors and red facial caruncles in the male. Also called musk duck.

[Alteration (influenced by Muscovy) of musk duck.]
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Muscovy duck

or

musk duck

n
(Animals) a large crested widely domesticated South American duck, Cairina moschata, having a greenish-black plumage with white markings and a large red caruncle on the bill
[C17: originally musk duck, a name later mistakenly associated with Muscovy]
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Mus′covy duck′


n.
a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated.
[1650–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muscovy duck - large crested wild duck of Central America and South Americamuscovy duck - large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Cairina, genus Cairina - a genus of Anatidae
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Translations
BarbarieenteFlugente

Muscovy duck

n (Zool) → Moschusente f
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