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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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The species carved included canvasbacks, redheads, black ducks, scaups, mallards, pintails, teals, and ruddy ducks, as well as some geese.
The maximum number of Vallisneria winter buds a Canvasback could eat in a given foraging bout was taken to be the maximum number of buds found in esophagi among 119 Canvasbacks collected while feeding on Lake Mattamuskeet (see Lovvorn 1994b).
Luckily the canvasback was in no hurry and showed well to all comers.
Carrying a complete range of both English and Western horse tack, Canvasback also specializes in equipment and show-related items like bells and face-plates for draft horses.
We were hoping to add canvasbacks or scaup to the list but only a single hen bluebill gave us a shot, which we capitalized on, a long poke at the edge of our guns' capabilities.
Similarly, Duckhorn Vineyards has announced a new Washington state label, Canvasback, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon--one of the grapes that built its reputation in California, but at a discount from California.
As luck would have it, as soon as we let a few ducks pass--shuffling around the blind and sorting out logistics--a lone, highly sought-after (in this region) canvasback banked quickly, producing two small plumes as his landing gear touched the water.
The guided field hunts offer the shooting sportsman countless opportunities for mallards, teal, gadwall, pintail, widgeon, shovelers, ringneck, ruddies, greater and lesser scaup, and occasional canvasback and redhead.
they killed limits, a mixed bag of canvasback, gadwall, black duck pintail, wigeon and Canada geese.