musk duck

musk duck

noun
2.
an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.

Origin:
1765–75

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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]

musk duck
 
n
1.  another name for Muscovy duck
2.  a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour

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