baldpate
Widgeon Widg"eon, n. [Probably from an old French form of F. vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio, -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus {Mareca}, of the genus {Anas}. The common European widgeon ({Anas penelope}) and the American widgeon ({Anas Americana}) are the most important species. The latter is called also {baldhead}, {baldpate}, {baldface}, {baldcrown}, {smoking duck}, {wheat}, {duck}, and {whitebelly}. [1913 Webster]

{Bald-faced widgeon}, or {Green-headed widgeon}, the American widgeon.

{Black widgeon}, the European tufted duck.

{Gray widgeon}. (a) The gadwall. (b) The pintail duck.

{Great headed widgeon}, the poachard.

{Pied widgeon}. (a) The poachard. (b) The goosander.

{Saw-billed widgeon}, the merganser.

{Sea widgeon}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Spear widgeon}, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]

{Spoonbilled widgeon}, the shoveler.

{White widgeon}, the smew.

{Wood widgeon}, the wood duck. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Baldpate — Bald pate , n. 1. A baldheaded person. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The American widgeon ({Anas Americana}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baldpate — Bald pate , Baldpated Bald pat ed, a. Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baldpate — [bôld′pāt΄] n. 1. a baldheaded person 2. AMERICAN WIGEON …   English World dictionary

  • baldpate — Scoter Sco ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus {Oidemia}. [1913 Webster] Note: The European scoters are {Oidemia nigra}, called also {black duck}, {black diver}, {surf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baldpate — noun Date: 1577 1. baldhead 2. American wigeon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baldpate — baldpated, adj. baldpatedness, n. /bawld payt /, n. 1. baldhead (def. 1). 2. the American widgeon, Anas americana, having a gray head with a white crown. [1570 80; BALD + PATE] * * *       popular North American game duck, also known as the… …   Universalium

  • baldpate — n. brown freshwater American duck having a white crown (Zoology); (Zoology); bald headed person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baldpate — bald•pate [[t]ˈbɔldˌpeɪt[/t]] n. 1) a person with a bald head 2) orn the American wigeon, Anas americana, having a gray head and a white crown • Etymology: 1570–80 bald′pat ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • baldpate — /ˈbɔldpeɪt/ (say bawldpayt) noun Colloquial someone who has a bald head. –baldpated, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • baldpate — noun 1. a widgeon the male of which has a white crown • Syn: ↑American widgeon, ↑Anas americana • Hypernyms: ↑widgeon, ↑wigeon, ↑Anas penelope 2. a person whose head is bald • Sy …   Useful english dictionary

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