wigeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wigeon freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wigeon (Zoöl) A widgeon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wigeon See widgeon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wigeon a genus of Ducks having the bill shorter than the head, the legs short, the feet rather small, the wings long and pointed, and the tail wedge-shaped: a fool.
    • Wigeon . See Widgeon.
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Usage

In literature:

DUCK, pintail, pairing with a wigeon, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Owls and Bats and Millards with Wigeons and Pigeons brought up the rear with a few Plovers, including the Lapwing.
"The Zankiwank and The Bletherwitch" by S. J. Adair Fitzgerald
It is occasionally taken in decoys in Norfolk, and has often been observed to associate with Wigeons.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Many of the Wigeon and other ducks, and all Golden Plovers are now gone.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
In the autumn the lakes in this neighbourhood are the resort of large packs of wigeon, gadwall and pochard.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Flocks of Wigeon and Teal on the water.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
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