garganey

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Etymology[edit]

From the Italian dialect word gargenei, variant of garganello, ultimately comes from Late Latin gargala (tracheal artery). The English usage owes its origins to Conrad Gesner, who used the Italian name in the third volume of his Historiae Animalium (History of Animals) of 1555.

Noun[edit]

garganey (plural garganeys)

  1. A small dabbling duck, Anas querquedula, that breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa.

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