from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The eiderduck, Somateria mollissima.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.), Scott. A porpoise.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the eider duck.

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  • noun dialect, Scotland A porpoise.


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  • •f biiHls, every large gwimming bird it called goose, with some other vliitiiiguisbingepitbet, thus, ember - goose iVr the great-diver, dunter - goose for the eider-duck, rain - goose for the above, &c. The male and female of tbi» species are constant companions.

    Sporting Magazine 1813


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