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pochard

[poh-cherd, -kerd] /ˈpoʊ tʃərd, -kərd/
noun, plural pochards (especially collectively) pochard.
1.
an Old World diving duck, Aythya ferina, having a chestnut-red head.
2.
any of various related ducks, as the American redhead.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; origin uncertain
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  • The heavy body and set back and apart legs require the pochard to get a running start on the water before flight.
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pochard

/ˈpəʊtʃəd/
noun (pl) -chards, -chard
1.
any of various diving ducks of the genera Aythya and Netta, esp A. ferina of Europe, the male of which has a grey-and-black body and a reddish head
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Encyclopedia Article for pochard

any of the 14 to 16 species of diving ducks of the tribe Aythyini (family Anatidae, order Anseriformes), often called bay ducks.

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