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wildfowl

[wahyld-foul] /ˈwaɪldˌfaʊl/
noun
1.
a game bird, especially a wild duck, goose, or swan.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English wilde foul, Old English wildefugl. See wild, fowl
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Examples for wildfowl
  • One of the key tools of the trade for wildfowl hunters in those days was live decoys, also known as call birds.
British Dictionary definitions for wildfowl

wildfowl

/ˈwaɪldˌfaʊl/
noun
1.
any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
2.
such birds collectively
Derived Forms
wildfowler, noun
wildfowling, adjective, noun
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