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wigeon

[wij-uh n] /ˈwɪdʒ ən/
noun, plural wigeons (especially collectively) wigeon.
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  • When open water is handy, wigeon often raft up offshore until late afternoon when they move to marshes and ponds to feed.
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wigeon

/ˈwɪdʒən/
noun
1.
a Eurasian duck, Anas penelope, of marshes, swamps, etc, the male of which has a reddish-brown head and chest and grey and white back and wings
2.
American wigeon, baldpate, a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin
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