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muscovy (plural muscovies)
- Muscovy duck
1906, A. C. Laut, Pathfinders of the West:
- 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:
- 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.