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eider duck

noun
1.
any of several large sea ducks of the genus Soamateria and allied genera of the Northern Hemisphere, the females of which yield eiderdown.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Case report: epizootic of fowl cholera in the common eider duck.
  • The chicks are getting to an age where they may play with an eider duck wing or fish tail.
British Dictionary definitions for eider duck

eider

/ˈaɪdə/
noun
1.
any of several sea ducks of the genus Somateria, esp S. mollissima, and related genera, which occur in the N hemisphere. The male has black and white plumage, and the female is the source of eiderdown
Word Origin
C18: from Old Norse æthr; related to Swedish ejder, Dutch, German Eider
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