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duck

(dŭk)
n.
1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
2. A female duck.
3. The flesh of a duck used as food.

duck

a member of the family Anatidae which includes many genera of ducks, geese and swans. See anas platyrhynchos, aylesbury, rouen, indian runner, khaki campbell, pekin, muscovy.

duck bush, duck plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus. See also asclepias.
duck hepatitis
a highly infectious and fatal disease of young ducklings caused by an enterovirus, and characterized by hepatitis of sufficient severity to kill the birds within a few hours of signs of illness first being observed.
duck louse
Anaticola crassicornis (slender duck louse), Trinoton querquedulae (large duck louse).
new duck disease
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck plague
see duck plague.
duck septicemia
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck sickness
type C botulism.
duck virus enteritis
see duck plague.
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According to Rich there were several open holes loaded with hundreds of ducks, mostly canvasbacks.
Canvasback Ale will be available for consumer purchase mid-June 1997.
Seventy percent of the continent's canvasback population migrates through Wisconsin," Van Horn said.
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Daily bag-limit makeup: Up to seven mallards but not more than two females, one pintail, one canvasback and two redheads of either sex.
Protected as Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, this 37,632-acre area supplies nesting habitat for sandhill cranes and canvasback and redhead ducks.
A perfect example--Dad's old Styrofoam canvasback decoy sitting here on my desk is ornamental, while beside it sits an incredibly loud chartreuse Down-n-Dirty duck call I quack on for comfort when the office walls are closing in.
The king of food ducks is the canvasback, sadly declined in population to where the limit is one, but the chances arc you'll never even see one, much less reduce it to table fare.
While the duck-hunting season will remain on the liberal end of the spectrum, with a 107-day season, waterfowlers will not be allowed to take any canvasback ducks this season.
Daily bag-limit makeup: Up to seven mallards but not more than two females, three pintails, one canvasback and two redheads of either sex.
Dress warmly and bring binoculars for a 2-mile walk to see some of the wintering canvasback, pintail, and ruddy ducks, as well as resident egrets and herons.
Ducks: 6 daily, 12 in possession; daily limit may not include more than 4 mallards including 2 hen mallards, 1 black duck, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous tree duck, 2 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 canvasback, 4 scoters and 2 scaup.