canvasback duck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n canvasback duck North American wild duck valued for sport and food
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Usage

In literature:

We had turtle, and, among other good things, American canvasback ducks.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
You wouldn't expect champagne, terrapin, and canvasback ducks?
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Ducks, mallards and canvasbacks, feed and fatten in the shallow water among the reeds.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
The Canvasback is superior in flavor to any other species of wild duck, and is much esteemed.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
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In news:

View full size Dave Menke/USFWS bald eagle grips a canvasback duck in its talons in Klamath Basin.
The daily bag limit on ducks is six and may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), two pintails, one canvasback, one mottled duck, one black duck, three wood ducks, two scaup and two redheads.
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