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musk duck

noun
2.
an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
Origin of musk duck
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Erismaturin: musk duck (Biziura lobata) of Tasmania and Australia.

  • At last he was so fortunate as to shoot a musk duck, which he brought back to the camp, stuck up before the fire, and roasted.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
British Dictionary definitions for musk duck

musk duck

noun
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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