canvasback duck

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Noun1.canvasback duck - North American wild duck valued for sport and foodcanvasback duck - North American wild duck valued for sport and food
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
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(13) Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and the canvasback duck (Aythya valisineria) had higher leucocyte counts during the summer than during the winter.
Fisher of Pennsylvania, which featured a weathered canvasback duck decoy as its focal point.
Mary Lincoln set a table at the White House, which included such food as aspic of tongue, pate de foie gras, turkey stuffed with truffles, and all sorts of wild game, such as venison, pheasant, or canvasback duck. But all too often the President merely picked at his food."
"Once the customers tasted canvasback duck for the first time, this succulent flesh was at the top of each menu," said C.