muscovy

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Noun[edit]

muscovy (plural muscovies)

  1. Muscovy duck
    • 1906, A. C. Laut, Pathfinders of the West[1]:
      The clerks have rejected it as much as they liked; I am told that they admitted somewhere about six thousands of muscovy; during our administration there were 28 or 30 thousands received, which is a large difference without taking into account other qualities, and all this does not give the French much trouble, and at the most for the year we were not informed.
    • 2001 August 31, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
      Other species not protected include "exotic and feral species such as mute swans, graylag geese, muscovy ducks, European starlings, house (English) sparrows, and rock doves (pigeons)."
    • 1847, Mayne Reid, Popular Adventure Tales[2]:
      Over the water swept the great harpy eagle--also a fisher like his white-headed cousin of the North; and now and then flocks of muscovy ducks made the air resound with their strong broad wings.