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sea duck

n.
Any of various diving ducks of coastal areas, such as an eider or scoter.
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sea duck

n
(Animals) any of various large diving ducks, such as the eider and the scoter, that occur along coasts
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sea′ duck`


n.
any of various diving ducks, as the scaups, goldeneyes, scoters, and eiders, found principally on seas.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eidersea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
eider, eider duck - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
scoter, scooter - large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
Clangula hyemalis, old squaw, oldwife - a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States
fish duck, merganser, sawbill, sheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
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