Muscovy duck

Muscovy duck

noun
a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated.
Also called musk duck.


Origin:
1650–60

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Muscovy duck or musk duck
 
n
a large crested widely domesticated South American duck, Cairina moschata, having a greenish-black plumage with white markings and a large red caruncle on the bill
 
[C17: originally musk duck, a name later mistakenly associated with Muscovy]
 
musk duck or musk duck
 
n
 
[C17: originally musk duck, a name later mistakenly associated with Muscovy]

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