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sheldrake

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sheld- (akin to Middle Dutch shillede (parti-colored)) + drake (male duck)

NounEdit

sheldrake (plural sheldrakes)

  1. An Old World duck of the genus Tadorna.
  2. A merganser.
  3. A male shelduck.

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967