from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various ducks, chiefly of the genus Anas, including the mallards, teals, and shovelers, that feed by dabbling in shallow water and are favored as game birds.

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  • noun A duck that feeds by dabbling in shallow water including the mallard and teal.

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  • noun any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling


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