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smew

[smyoo] /smyu/
noun
1.
a Eurasian duck, Mergus albellus, closely akin to mergansers: the male is white marked with black and gray.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; origin uncertain
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smew

/smjuː/
noun
1.
a merganser, Mergus albellus, of N Europe and Asia, having a male plumage of white with black markings
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin
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