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[gad-wawl] /ˈgædˌwɔl/
noun, plural gadwalls (especially collectively) gadwall.
a grayish-brown wild duck, Anas strepera, found in temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin of gadwall
1660-70; origin uncertain Unabridged
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  • Older resident mallard and gadwall hens probably benefit by arriving on the breeding grounds early.
  • The species composition is primarily mallards, with a few gadwall mixed in.
British Dictionary definitions for gadwall


noun (pl) -walls, -wall
a duck, Anas strepera, related to the mallard. The male has a grey body and black tail
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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