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wood duck

noun
1.
a North American duck, Aix sponsa, that nests in trees, the male of which has a long crest and black, chestnut, green, purple, and white plumage.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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Examples from the web for wood duck
  • wood duck population monitoring is difficult due to the bird's use of densely vegetated habitats.
  • wood duck nests can be made of a wide variety of materials or purchased local and national outlets.
  • wood duck nest boxes are placed and maintained to enhance nesting capabilities.
British Dictionary definitions for wood duck

wood duck

noun
1.
a duck, Aix sponsa, of wooded swamps, lakes, etc, in North America, having a very brightly coloured plumage in the male
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