musk 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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  • Musk duck — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk duck — n. 1. an Australian duck (Biziura lobata) with an inflatable leathery pouch beneath the lower jaw, spikelike tail feathers, and a musklike odor during the breeding season 2. MUSCOVY DUCK …   English World dictionary

  • Musk Duck — Not to be confused with the Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata). Musk Duck Female. Note tail fan slightly twisted to the right. Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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

  • musk duck — tasmaninės antys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Biziura angl. musk duck vok. Lappenente, f rus. лопастная утка, f pranc. erismature à barbillons, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stačiauodegės siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk duck — tasmaninė antis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Biziura lobata angl. musk duck vok. Lappenente, f rus. лопастная утка, f pranc. erismature à barbillons, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tasmaninės antys …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk duck — /ˈmʌsk dʌk/ (say musk duk) noun 1. an endemic Australian, stiff tailed duck, Biziura lobata, the drake of which has a large lobe of skin hanging below the bill. 2. → Muscovy duck. {named from the distinct odour of musk emitted by males} …   Australian English dictionary

  • musk duck — 1. See Muscovy duck. 2. an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • musk duck — noun (Biziura lobata), a highly aquatic, stiff tailed duck native to southern Australia …   Wiktionary

  • musk-duck — n. Muscovy duck (Anas moschata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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