smew

smew

[smyoo]
noun
a Eurasian duck, Mergus albellus, closely akin to mergansers: the male is white marked with black and gray.

Origin:
1665–75; origin uncertain

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smew (smjuː)
 
n
a merganser, Mergus albellus, of N Europe and Asia, having a male plumage of white with black markings
 
[C17: of uncertain origin]

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