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A duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) of North and Central America having stiff pointed tail feathers and, in the male, brownish-red upper plumage and a black-and-white head.
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(Animals) a small duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, that inhabits marshes, ponds, etc, in North America and N South America and has a stiff upright tail. The male has a reddish-brown body and blue bill in the breeding season
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a stiff-tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks.
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|Noun||1.||ruddy duck - reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
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