widgeon


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wid·geon

 (wĭj′ən)
n.
Variant of wigeon.

widgeon

(ˈwɪdʒən)
n
(Animals) a variant spelling of wigeon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.widgeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and tealswidgeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
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
American widgeon, Anas americana, baldpate - a widgeon the male of which has a white crown
Translations

widgeon

[ˈwɪdʒən] Nánade m silbón

widgeon

nPfeifente f
References in classic literature ?
At last, indeed, in the conflict between his desire not to hurt Lydgate and his anxiety that no "means" should be lacking, he induced his wife privately to take Widgeon's Purifying Pills, an esteemed Middlemarch medicine, which arrested every disease at the fountain by setting to work at once upon the blood.
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.
"They came in there like widgeon to the reeds, and round and round they swung--thus!"
At 78 Widgeon Court, a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial went for $522,500 in cash.
"This was black history," said Joy Widgeon, at a house party in Burlington, New Jersey.
"This was black history," said Joy Widgeon, who attended a house party in Burlington, New Jersey, with her 6- and 8-year-old daughters in tow.
An assortment of waterfowl species, including mallards, wood ducks, widgeon, green-winged teal and northern shoveler use the property, and countless other bird species also call Utica Marsh home.
It is a descendant of the Grumman line of flying boats and shorter than the smallest of the marque, the Widgeon, which was not at all tolerant of errors in pitch attitude on landing--many Widgeons were lost to porpoising events.
The sights and sounds will change as we see skeins of geese in the skies and we hear the whistle of the widgeon once again.