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mal·lard

 (măl′ərd)
n. pl. mallard or mal·lards
A wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) found almost worldwide, the male of which has a green head and neck. Most domestic ducks descend from the mallard.

[Middle English malarde, from Old French maslart, malart, wild mallard drake, drake, probably from masle, male; see male + -art, -ard, -ard.]

mallard

(ˈmælɑːd)
n, pl -lard or -lards
(Animals) a duck, Anas platyrhynchos, common over most of the N hemisphere, the male of which has a dark green head and reddish-brown breast: the ancestor of all domestic breeds of duck
[C14: from Old French mallart, perhaps from maslart (unattested); see male, -ard]

mal•lard

(ˈmæl ərd)

n., pl. -lards, (esp. collectively) -lard.
a common, almost cosmopolitan, wild duck, Anas platyrhynchos, from which the domestic ducks are descended.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French mallart mallard drake, drake; see male, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descendedmallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks

mallard

noun
Related words
collective nouns sord, sute
Translations
StockenteMärzente
heinäsorsasinisorsa
tőkés récevadkacsa
stokkönd
anatra selvaticagermano reale
divja racamlakarica
gräsand

mallard

[ˈmæləd] N (mallard(s) (pl)) → ánade m real

mallard

[ˈmælɑːrd] n (= duck) → colvert m

mallard

nStockente f

mallard

[ˈmæləd] n (duck) → germano reale
References in classic literature ?
A roasted mallard duck, thought Soapy, would be about the thing--with a bottle of Chablis, and then Camembert, a demi-tasse and a cigar.
The park is also home to the Philippine mallard ducks and other native birds.
There, almost a tenth of the mottled and mallard ducks are actually hybrids, which is concerning if you wish to preserve the genetic lineage of Mottled Ducks.
Mallard ducks may also sleep in a group for safety, but not in a circle.
Slight to severe kidney lesions were found in mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) fed 200 ppm Cd and mallard ducklings fed 20 ppm of Cd [25-27].
Likewise, previous studies also identified spot-billed and mallard ducks as closely related species (Kulikova et al.
Serum samples from blue-winged teal, American green-winged teal, and mallard ducks were screened by using blocking ELISA (FlockCheck AI MultiS-Screen antibody test kit; IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, ME, USA) to detect antibodies against the influenza virus nucleoprotein.
Greater numbers of ibises in urban parks also puts them contact with animals they wouldn't normally meet in natural environments, like muscovy and mallard ducks, gulls and other common city birds, all reservoirs of diseases for birds.
In my mind's eye I see 100s of mallard ducks walking confi-dently among the crowds of visitors.
At the springtime, this occidental hydro- system sector is overgrown by the white water lily (Nymphaea alba), which crouches the down surface of water and of this fact, the moving of the hinder mallard ducks.