Definition of Eider. Meaning of Eider. Synonyms of Eider
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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.