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teal

 (tēl)
n. pl. teal or teals
1. Any of several small dabbling ducks, chiefly of the genus Anas, often having brightly marked plumage.
2. A moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue.

[Middle English tele.]

teal adj.
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teal

(tiːl)
n, pl teals or teal
1. (Animals) any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian Anas crecca (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes
2. (Colours) a greenish-blue colour
[C14: related to Middle Low German tēlink, Middle Dutch tēling]
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teal

(til)

n., pl. teals, (esp. collectively) teal for 1.
1. any of several small dabbling ducks, esp. of the genus Anas.
2. Also called teal′ blue′. a medium to dark greenish blue.
[1275–1325; Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch tēling, teiling, Middle Low German tēlink]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teal - a blue-green color or pigmentteal - a blue-green color or pigment; "they painted it a light shade of bluish green"
green, viridity, greenness - green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
cyan - a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
2.teal - any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
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
Anas crecca, greenwing, green-winged teal - common teal of Eurasia and North America
Anas querquedula, garganey - small Eurasian teal
Adj.1.teal - of a bluish shade of green
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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teal

noun
Related words
collective nouns bunch, knob, spring
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Translations
tavi
kékeszöldréce
taling
çakırkanat

teal

[tiːl] N (teal or teals (pl)) → cerceta f
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teal

n pl <-> → Krickente f
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teal

[tiːl] n pl invalzavola
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Maston courageously menaced them with his steel hook, but he only succeeded in frightening some pelicans and teal, while tall flamingos stared stupidly at the party.
You who love sporting, and who, whether you admit it or not, are a poet, my dear friend, you will find pheasants, rail and teal, without counting sunsets and excursions on the water, to make you fancy yourself Nimrod and Apollo themselves.
The hunter had been successful, and brought back a regular cargo of geese, wild-duck, snipe, teal, and plover.
Should he wish to land, it is merely because he has seen a large flight of landrails or plovers, of wild ducks, teal, widgeon, or woodchucks, which fall an easy pray to net or gun.
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
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So embrace the theme, and team teal with white, like the froth of the waves, to make the already striking colour stand out even more.
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