old squaw

noun
a sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, of arctic and subarctic regions.
Also, oldsquaw.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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old squaw
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called: oldwife a long-tailed northern sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, having dark wings and a white-and-brown head and body

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Sea ducks, including old squaw and scoters are present on open water.
His two drawings featured old squaw ducks and emperor geese.
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