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duckWidgeon Widg"eon, n. [Probably from an old French form of F.
vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio,
-onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially
those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus
Anas. The common European widgeon (Anas penelope) and the
American widgeon (A. Americana) are the most important
species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate,
baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and
Bald-faced, or Green-headed, widgeon, the American
Black widgeon, the European tufted duck.
(a) The gadwall.
(b) The pintail duck.
Great headed widgeon, the poachard.
(a) The poachard.
(b) The goosander.
Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser.
Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary.
Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]
Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler.
White widgeon, the smew.
Wood widgeon, the wood duck. DuckDuck Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ducked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Ducking.] [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken,
OHG. t?hhan, MHG. tucken, t["u]cken, t?chen, G. tuchen. Cf.
1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and
Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice,
leaped out of the tub. --Fielding.
2. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing
it; as, duck the boy.
3. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward
motion. `` Will duck his head aside.' --Swift.
Duck Duck (d[u^]k), v. i.
1. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear;
to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to
In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day. --Dryden.
2. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
The learned pate Ducks to the golden fool. --Shak.
DuckDuck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See Duck, v. t. ]
1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatin[ae], family
Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided
into river ducks and sea ducks. Among the former
are the common domestic duck (Anas boschas); the wood
duck (Aix sponsa); the beautiful mandarin duck of
China (Dendronessa galeriliculata); the Muscovy duck,
originally of South America (Cairina moschata). Among
the sea ducks are the eider, canvasback, scoter, etc.
2. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the
person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Here be, without duck or nod, Other trippings to be
Bombay duck (Zo["o]l.), a fish. See Bummalo.
Buffel duck, or Spirit duck. See Buffel duck.
Duck ant (Zo["o]l.), a species of white ant in Jamaica
which builds large nests in trees.
Duck barnacle. (Zo["o]l.) See Goose barnacle.
Duck hawk. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) In the United States: The peregrine falcon.
(b) In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.
Duck mole (Zo["o]l.), a small aquatic mammal of Australia,
having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass
Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird
or reptile; -- called also duckbill, platypus,
mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole.
To make ducks and drakes, to throw a flat stone obliquely,
so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of
the water, raising a succession of jets DuckDuck Duck (d[u^]k), n. [Cf. Dan. dukke, Sw. docka, OHG.
doccha, G. docke. Cf. Doxy.]
A pet; a darling. --Shak.
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