Muscovy duck


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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.]

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]

Mus′covy duck′


n.
a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated.
[1650–60]
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
Translations
BarbarieenteFlugente

Muscovy duck

n (Zool) → Moschusente f
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Molecular characterization, expression profile of the FSHR gene and its association with egg production traits in muscovy duck. J Genet 2017;96:341-51.
Koch said a 13-year-old caped vulture named Motswari along with a 4-year-old Muscovy duck known as Daisy were killed due to the storm.
Use of Muscovy duck embryo fibroblasts for the isolation of viruses from wild birds.
Villagers rang the RSPCA concerned that a Muscovy duck seen cowering beneath a bridge was being bullied by other birds.
Caption: Michael Stoddard welcomes a new Muscovy duck.
ZYMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF METALLOPROTEASE AND CATHEPSIN IN STEATOTIC LIVER FROM MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata)
Meatiness returned with a chuck of audaciously rare Muscovy duck seasoned with lavender and served with crisp heritage carrot, golden raisins to add sweetness and a rich gravy.
The plasma kinetics and tissue distribution of enrofloxacin and its metabolite ciprofloxacin in the Muscovy duck. Vet Res Commun.
Pekin duck breasts are tender and small but can be hard to find; you can also use more widely available Muscovy duck breasts (double the cooking time) or boned chicken thighs instead.
One of the more famous ones ran in April 1981: article about decorative cooking incorrectly described a presentation of Muscovy duck by Michael Fitoussi, a New York chef.
The third course features Smoked Muscovy Duck With Braised Hazelnuts, House-Cured Bacon, Mache and Dried Cherry Gastrique, served with Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir.
I had bought large Muscovy duck legs and thought they would be good candidates for this technique.