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garganey

[gahr-guh-nee] /ˈgɑr gə ni/
noun, plural garganeys.
1.
a small Old World duck, Anas querquedula.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; according to K. von Gesner, who introduced the term, a dial. form of Italian garganello name for various teallike ducks; ultimately < Late Latin gargala throat; cf. gargle
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British Dictionary definitions for garganey

garganey

/ˈɡɑːɡənɪ/
noun
1.
a small Eurasian duck, Anas querquedula, closely related to the mallard. The male has a white stripe over each eye
Word Origin
C17: from Italian dialect garganei, of imitative origin
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