shelduck

[shel-duhk]
noun, plural shelducks (especially collectively) shelduck.
1.
2.
a female sheldrake.

Origin:
1700–10; shel(drake) + duck1

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shelduck or (masculine) sheldrake (ˈʃɛlˌdʌk, ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk)
 
n , pl -ducks, -duck, -drakes, -drake
any of various large usually brightly coloured gooselike ducks, such as Tadorna tadorna (common shelduck), of the Old World
 
[C14 shel, probably from dialect sheld pied; related to Middle Dutch schillede variegated]
 
sheldrake or (masculine) sheldrake
 
n
 
[C14 shel, probably from dialect sheld pied; related to Middle Dutch schillede variegated]

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Results of virus isolation for samples from a bar-headed goose and a shelduck were negative.
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