mandarin duck
mandarin duck mandarin duck n. A showy crested Asiatic duck ({Aix galericulata}, formerly {Dendronessa galericulata}), often domesticated, and regarded by the Chinese as an emblem of conjugal affection. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • mandarin duck — n. a bright colored, crested, Asian duck (Aix galericulata), sometimes domesticated …   English World dictionary

  • mandarin duck — mandarininė antis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aix galericulata; Dendronessa galericulata angl. mandarin duck vok. Mandarinente, f rus. мандаринка, f pranc. canard mandarin, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mandarininės… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mandarin duck — man′darin duck′ n. orn a crested Asian duck, Aix galericulata, having variegated purple, green, chestnut, and white plumage • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • mandarin duck — noun showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated • Syn: ↑Aix galericulata • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Member Holonyms: ↑Aix, ↑genus Aix …   Useful english dictionary

  • mandarin duck — a crested Asian duck, Aix galericulata, having variegated purple, green, chestnut, and white plumage. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • mandarin duck — noun /ˈmændərɪn dʌk,ˈmændərɪn dʌk/ a perching duck that has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face …   Wiktionary

  • mandarin duck — noun a small tree nesting East Asian duck, the male of which has showy plumage with an orange ruff and sail like feathers on each side of the body. [Aix galericulata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • mandarin duck — /mændərən ˈdʌk/ (say manduhruhn duk) noun a crested duck, Aix galericulata, native to south eastern Siberia, Korea, Japan and China, and commonly kept in captivity for their beautiful variegated plumage of purple, green, chestnut and white …   Australian English dictionary

  • Duck — Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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