Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The common teal (Anas crecca) of Eurasia and North America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The green-winged teal, a duck, Querquedula crecea of Europe, or Q. carolinensis of America: so called from the bright glossy-green speculum. The latter species is also locally called American, least green-winged, or red-headed teal, mud-teal, or winter teal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. common teal of Eurasia and North America

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Examples

  • Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. A greenwing teal by Domingo Campo Depending on whether you ask dealers or collectors, the decoy market fell between 15% and 50% after that, but it is starting to rebound.

    Decoy Market, After Decline, Tests Its Wings

  • Overhead I learned to recognize the distinctive whistling of the wings of greenwing and cinnamon teal.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • SPRINGING TEAL: A greenwing drake launches into the air, where it makes for a challenging target

    Waterfowl Hunting the Early Season: Fall Teal and Wood Ducks

  • In the East, mallards are up 18 percent, black ducks by 47, and greenwing teal by 56.

    The News from Duckville

  • The white breast and light underwings-especially on drakes-are a good clue when the birds are overhead or twisting and turning, and these help distinguish between greenwing al and the bluewing variety.

    Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl

  • Decoy Every breast spot, eye mask, and wing patch is perfect on Greenhead Gear's life-size greenwing teal drake, and the hens are just as detailed. ($23 for four drakes and two hens; 800-333-5119; www. greenheadgear.com)

    Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl

  • Wood ducks, mallards, and even occasional greenwing teal flock to flooded oak stands to feed.

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