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Canuck
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canvasback definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: North American wild duck valued for sport and food [syn: canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineria]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1782 a North American wild duck (Aythya valisineria) that has a reddish-brown head, black breast, and whitish body and is characterized especially by the elongate sloping profile of the bill and head

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Canvasback Can"vas*back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; -- so named from the markings of the plumage on its back.




 


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