from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A North American wild duck (Aythya valisineria) having a reddish-brown head and neck and a whitish back.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, popular as a game bird.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; -- so named from the markings of the plumage on its back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American duck of the family Anatidæ and subfamily Fuligulinæ, the Fuligula (or Aristonetta) vallisneria, highly esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. North American wild duck valued for sport and food
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Never in this country has the writer tasted a more delicious breakfast dish than the blue winged teal of these waters, while the blackheads, mallards, and the variety which we call the canvasback were found in large numbers.
Don't you know, suh, that the burnin 'of a canvasback is a crime?
And they learned to eat roasted mallard and canvasback in the
They was like amateurs blazin 'away at canvasback.
My wife wants me to shoot a mallard for the wall, I would like to have a canvasback.
I would agree with a canvasback or a drake widgeon.
My current dawgz are great to the Nth power grand nephews of the canvasback chaser (Banks).
Yes | No | Report from dakohta14 wrote 9 weeks 15 hours ago either a pitail or a canvasback but i would also go for wigan
Hmm lets see Pintail, teal woodduck and canvasback come to mind.
He spent two hours bent over the roughly 170-year-old volumes, running a finger over a mended tear under the canvasback duck and staring into the beady red eye of the hairy-necked Californian vulture.