teal

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English[edit]

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Anas crecca, the common teal

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tele, probably from an unrecorded Old English word *tǣle, cognate with West Frisian tjilling (teal), Middle Dutch teling ("teal"; Modern Dutch taling), Middle Low German telink, from Proto-Germanic *tailijaz. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.

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Noun[edit]

teal (countable and uncountable, plural teals)

  1. (countable) Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks.
  2. (countable and uncountable) A dark, somewhat bluish-green colour; a dark cyan.
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Adjective[edit]

teal (comparative more teal, superlative most teal)

  1. Having a bluish-green colour

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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black      brown
             pink              red, crimson              orange              yellow, cream
             lime              green              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet, indigo              magenta, purple

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