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Definition of Eider

Eider
Eider Ei"der, n. [Of Scand. origin, cf. Icel [ae]?r; akin to Sw. eider, Dan. ederfugl.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of sea duck of the genus Somateria, esp. Somateria mollissima, which breeds in the northern parts of Europe and America, and lines its nest with fine down (taken from its own body) which is an article of commerce; -- called also eider duck. The American eider (S. Dresseri), the king eider (S. spectabilis), and the spectacled eider (Arctonetta Fischeri) are related species. Eider down. [Cf. Icel. [ae][eth]ard[=u]n, Sw. eiderd[=u]n, Dan. ederduun.] Down of the eider duck, much sought after as an article of luxury.

Meaning of Eider from wikipedia

- Eiders (/ˈaɪ.dər/) are large seaducks in the genus Somateria. The scientific name is derived from Ancient Gr**** sōma "body" and erion "wool", referring...
- Play media The common eider (pronounced /ˈaɪ.dər/) (Somateria mollissima), also called St. Cuthbert's duck or Cuddy's duck, is a large (50–71 cm (20–28 in)...
- Eider is a French brand and a company that makes sports garments for mountaineering and ice climbing. Eider was founded in 1962. Eider has become a subsidiary...
- The king eider (pronounced /ˈaɪ.dər/) (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck that breeds along Northern Hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe...
- Eider are large seaducks in the genus Somateria, including: Common eider (Somateria mollissima) Spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri) King eider (Somateria...
- The Steller's eider (Polysticta stelleri) is a smallish sea duck that breeds along the Arctic coasts of eastern Siberia and Alaska. This species is the...
- The spectacled eider (pronounced /ˈaɪ.dər/) (Somateria fischeri) is a large sea duck that breeds on the coasts of Alaska and northeastern Siberia. The...
- The Eider (German: Die Eider; Danish: Ejderen; Latin: Egdor or Eidora) is the longest river in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The river starts...
- The Eider Oilfield is situated 184 kilometres (114 mi) north east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, in block numbers 211/16a and 211/21a. It is...
- the First" (1967) by Carl Barks and Tony Strobl. Sir Eider McDuck (880-946; from earlier Eider MacDuich) was the chief of Clan McDuck during an Anglo-Saxon...
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