gad-wall

gadwall

[gad-wawl]
noun, plural gadwalls (especially collectively) gadwall.
a grayish-brown wild duck, Anas strepera, found in temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Origin:
1660–70; origin uncertain

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gadwall (ˈɡædˌwɔːl)
 
n , pl -walls, -wall
a duck, Anas strepera, related to the mallard. The male has a grey body and black tail
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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