Dun-diver

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dun-diver the merganser
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dun, most prob. Celt.; W. dwn, dusky, Gael. donn, brown.

Usage

In literature:

The females and young birds of the Goosander and Merganser are popularly called Dun-divers.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
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