Duck (bird)

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Description

Any of several types of small waterfowl of the family Anatidae. Duck feathers and down, such as eiderdown, are used for filling jackets, pillows, quilts, and sleeping bags.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ente (Deut.); pato (Esp., Port.); canard (Fr.); anatra (It.); eend (Ned.); (Pol.); anka (Sven.)

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "duck." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 20 Dec. 2004 .

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