mallard


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mal·lard

 (măl′ərd)
n. pl. mallard or mal·lards
A wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) found almost worldwide, the male of which has a green head and neck. Most domestic ducks descend from the mallard.

[Middle English malarde, from Old French maslart, malart, wild mallard drake, drake, probably from masle, male; see male + -art, -ard, -ard.]

mallard

(ˈmælɑːd)
n, pl -lard or -lards
(Animals) a duck, Anas platyrhynchos, common over most of the N hemisphere, the male of which has a dark green head and reddish-brown breast: the ancestor of all domestic breeds of duck
[C14: from Old French mallart, perhaps from maslart (unattested); see male, -ard]

mal•lard

(ˈmæl ərd)

n., pl. -lards, (esp. collectively) -lard.
a common, almost cosmopolitan, wild duck, Anas platyrhynchos, from which the domestic ducks are descended.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French mallart mallard drake, drake; see male, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descendedmallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks

mallard

noun
Related words
collective nouns sord, sute
Translations
StockenteMärzente
heinäsorsasinisorsa
tőkés récevadkacsa
stokkönd
anatra selvaticagermano reale
divja racamlakarica
gräsand

mallard

[ˈmæləd] N (mallard(s) (pl)) → ánade m real

mallard

[ˈmælɑːrd] n (= duck) → colvert m

mallard

nStockente f

mallard

[ˈmæləd] n (duck) → germano reale
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A roasted mallard duck, thought Soapy, would be about the thing--with a bottle of Chablis, and then Camembert, a demi-tasse and a cigar.
Strong and ready hands turned him about and conveyed him in silence and haste to the sidewalk and averted the ignoble fate of the menaced mallard.
Mallard, my dear friend,' said Perker, suddenly recovering his gravity, and drawing the great man's great man into a Corner, by the lappel of his coat; 'you must persuade the Serjeant to see me, and my client here.
Mallard departed to execute his commission; and Serjeant Snubbin relapsed into abstraction until Mr.
And they learned to eat roasted mallard and canvasback in the California style of sixteen minutes in a hot oven.
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
EVERYONE knows a friendly mallard, or two, or three.
But when the light, cream-colored hen mallard flew over, and I whiffed three times with a borrowed auto-loader, a unique opportunity on a special bird was lost.
This study is the first to assess the rate at which mallard and mottled ducks are combining into hybrids in the western Gulf of Mexico region of the United States.
We were just looking for something to bring a little spotlight to the area," said Mallard Masters founder Chris Eldridge.
Accordingly, we sought to improve estimates of age ratios of breeding mallards in the region and compare the estimates to other studies with comparable methods throughout the mallard breeding range.
It is included in a manuscript entitled: Lepremier livre de la cosmographie en rhetorique francoyse (The first book of cartography in rhyming French) which Mallard presented to King Henry VIII of England.