garganey

garganey

[gahr-guh-nee]
noun, plural garganeys.
a small Old World duck, Anas querquedula.

Origin:
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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garganey (ˈɡɑːɡənɪ)
 
n
a small Eurasian duck, Anas querquedula, closely related to the mallard. The male has a white stripe over each eye
 
[C17: from Italian dialect garganei, of imitative origin]

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