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blue-winged teal

[bloo-wingd] /ˈbluˌwɪŋd/
noun
1.
a small duck, Anas discors, inhabiting ponds and rivers of North America, having a dull-brown mottled body and grayish-blue patches on the wings.
Origin of blue-winged teal
1630-1640
1630-40
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  • blue-winged teal is a name given to this prettily-marked species, which to those who know its congener is fairly descriptive.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • blue-winged teal and shovelers may retain the eclipse plumage until well into the winter.

    Ducks at a Distance Robert W. Hines
  • The black and white Duck are Small about the Size of the blue-winged teal, or reather larger.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • The black and white duck are small abut the size of the blue-winged teal, or reather larger.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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