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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