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ei·der

 (ī′dər)
n.
Any of several large sea ducks, especially of the genus Somateria of northern regions, having soft, commercially valuable down and predominantly black and white plumage in the male.

[Back-formation from eiderdown.]
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eider

(ˈaɪdə) or

eider duck

n
(Animals) any of several sea ducks of the genus Somateria, esp S. mollissima, and related genera, which occur in the N hemisphere. The male has black and white plumage, and the female is the source of eiderdown
[C18: from Old Norse æthr; related to Swedish ejder, Dutch, German Eider]
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ei′der duck`


n.
any of several large diving ducks, esp. of the genus Somateria, of northern seas.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eider - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the femaleseider - 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
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Translations
Eiderente
haahka
edredon
ejder
pufla

eider

nEiderente f
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eider

[ˈaɪdəʳ] n (also eider duck) → edredone m
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