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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Fisher of Pennsylvania, which featured a weathered canvasback duck decoy as its focal point.
This years 37th anniversary Waterfowl Stamp contest specified that artwork chosen must include a canvasback duck and a Chesapeake Bay retriever.
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.
Once the customers tasted canvasback duck for the first time, this succulent flesh was at the top of each menu," said C.
The canvasback duck moves from its summer home in fresh water marshes to saltwater bays in winter to feed on plants and mollusks.