from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A fish-eating duck (Mergus merganser), the male of which has a glossy greenish-black head and a white body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A merganser, Mergus merganser, of the northern hemisphere. They eat fish and are common on lakes and rivers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe and America; -- called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See merganser.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as merganser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common merganser of Europe and North America
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)