Ring-necked
Ring-necked Ring"-necked`, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck. [1913 Webster]

{Ring-necked duck} (Zool.), an American scaup duck ({Aythya collaris}). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male are black, and a narrow, but conspicuous, red ring encircles the neck. This ring is absent in the female. Called also {ring-neck}, {ring-necked blackhead}, {ringbill}, {tufted duck}, and {black jack}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ring-necked — may refer to:* Ring necked Dove, widespread and abundant bird in the bush, savannah, farmlands, and woodlands of southern and eastern Africa * Ring necked Duck, diving duck …   Wikipedia

  • ring-necked — [riŋ′nekt΄] adj. Zool. having a distinctive colored stripe or stripes around the neck …   English World dictionary

  • ring-necked — /ring nekt /, adj. Zool. having a ring of distinctive color around the neck. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • ring-necked — or ring neck adjective Date: 1817 having a ring of color about the neck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ring-necked — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective or ring neck ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : having a ring of color about the neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring-necked blackhead — Ring necked Ring necked , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck. [1913 Webster] {Ring necked duck} (Zool.), an American scaup duck ({Aythya collaris}). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male are black, and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ring-necked duck — Ring necked Ring necked , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck. [1913 Webster] {Ring necked duck} (Zool.), an American scaup duck ({Aythya collaris}). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male are black, and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ring-necked duck — ring′ necked duck′ n. orn a North American diving duck, Aythya collaris, having a chestnut ring on the neck and a white one on the bill …   From formal English to slang

  • ring-necked duck — ☆ ring necked duck n. a North American duck (Aythya collaris), the male of which has a black breast, neck, and back with a faint coppery ring around the neck …   English World dictionary

  • ring-necked pheasant — ring′ necked pheas′ant n. orn an Asian pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, the male of which has a white band around the neck: widely introduced as a game bird in North America and other parts of the world • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

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