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shelduck

[shel-duhk] /ˈʃɛlˌdʌk/
noun, plural shelducks (especially collectively) shelduck.
1.
2.
a female sheldrake.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; shel(drake) + duck1
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  • Results of virus isolation for samples from a bar-headed goose and a shelduck were negative.
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shelduck

/ˈʃɛlˌdʌk/
noun (pl) -ducks, -duck, -drakes, -drake
1.
any of various large usually brightly coloured gooselike ducks, such as Tadorna tadorna (common shelduck), of the Old World
Word Origin
C14 shel, probably from dialect sheld pied; related to Middle Dutch schillede variegated
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