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1. See shelduck.
2. See merganser.

[Middle English shelddrake : scheld, variegated; see skel- in Indo-European roots + drake, drake.]
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n., pl. -drakes, (esp. collectively) -drake.
1. any of several Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna, certain species of which have highly variegated plumage.
2. any of various other ducks, esp. the merganser.
[1275–1325; Middle English sheldedrake]
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Noun1.sheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edgessheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
genus Mergus, Mergus - mergansers
goosander, Mergus merganser - common merganser of Europe and North America
American merganser, Mergus merganser americanus - common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
Mergus serrator, red-breasted merganser - widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
Mergus albellus, smew - smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia
hooded merganser, hooded sheldrake, Lophodytes cucullatus - small North American duck with a high circular crest on the male's head
2.sheldrake - Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
genus Tadorna, Tadorna - sheldrakes
shelduck - female sheldrake
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