sheldrake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sheld- (akin to Middle Dutch shillede ‎(parti-colored)) + drake ‎(male duck).

Noun[edit]

sheldrake ‎(plural sheldrakes)

  1. An Old World duck of the genus Tadorna.
  2. A merganser.
  3. A male shelduck.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967