preen gland

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Noun1.preen gland - oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birdspreen gland - oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
oil gland - a gland that secretes oil
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She notes that the "heart" of Bio-Oil is a proprietary formula that features PurCellin Oil, a synthetic version of the oil found in the preen glands of ducks.
Organochlorine insecticide residues in preen glands of ducks: possibility of residue excretion.
The tiny feathers near a duck's preen glands are much sought after for cul de canard dry flies.