torrent duck

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torrent duck (plural torrent ducks)

  1. A species of duck, Merganetta armata, found near fast-flowing rivers in the Andes.
    • 2000, Michael Bright, Wild South America, BBC Worldwide 2000, p. 52:
      The mountain lakes are fed by streams that are frozen in winter but change overnight into raging torrents – the turbulent habitat of the torrent duck.