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shel·duck

 (shĕl′dŭk′)
n.
Any of various large waterfowl of the genus Tadorna of the Eastern Hemisphere, especially the Eurasian species T. tadorna, having black, white, and brownish-red plumage. Also called sheldrake.

shelduck

,

sheldduck

or masculine

sheldrake

n, pl -ducks, -duck, -drakes or -drake
(Animals) any of various large usually brightly coloured gooselike ducks, such as Tadorna tadorna (common shelduck), of the Old World
[C14 shel, probably from dialect sheld pied; related to Middle Dutch schillede variegated]

shel•drake

(ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shelduck - female sheldrakeshelduck - female sheldrake      
sheldrake - Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
Translations

shelduck

[ˈʃɛlˌdʌk] nvolpoca (femmina)
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