maiden duck
Shoveler Shov"el*er, n. [Also shoveller.] 1. One who, or that which, shovels. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A river duck ({Spatula clypeata}), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green, blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and neck are dark green. Called also {broadbill}, {spoonbill}, {shovelbill}, and {maiden duck}. The Australian shoveler, or shovel-nosed duck ({S. rhynchotis}), is a similar species. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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