Muscovy duck
Muscovy duck Mus"co*vy duck` [A corruption of musk duck.] (Zo["o]l.) A duck ({Cairina moschata}), larger than the common duck, often raised in poultry yards. Called also {musk duck}. It is native of tropical America, from Mexico to Southern Brazil. [1913 Webster]

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  • Muscovy duck — noun Etymology: Muscovy, principality of Moscow, Russia Date: 1657 a large dark crested duck (Cairina moschata) of Central and South America that is widely kept in domestication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muscovy duck — noun large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated • Syn: ↑musk duck, ↑Cairina moschata • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Member Holonyms: ↑Cairina, ↑genus Cairina …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscovy duck — a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated. Also called musk duck. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Muscovy duck — Mus′covy duck′ n. orn a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Muscovy duck — /mʌskəvi ˈdʌk/ (say muskuhvee duk) noun a large, crested, neotropical duck, Cairina moschata, which has been widely domesticated. When wild it is glossy black with a large white patch on each wing and fleshy, red caruncles on the face. {erroneous …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muscovy duck — noun An anatide genus Cairina moschata, a large duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America …   Wiktionary

  • Muscovy duck — noun a large tropical American duck with glossy greenish black plumage. [Cairina moschata.] …   English new terms dictionary

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