eider duck


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ei′der duck`


n.
any of several large diving ducks, esp. of the genus Somateria, of northern seas.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eider duck - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the femaleseider duck - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
genus Somateria, Somateria - eider ducks
eiderdown - down of the eider duck
Translations

eider duck

[ˈaɪdəˈdʌk] Neider m, pato m de flojel
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