Dunbird
Dunbird Dun"bird`, n. [Named from its color.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The pochard; -- called also {dunair}, and {dunker}, or {dun-curre}. (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster]

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  • dunbird — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dunbird — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dun (I) + bird : any of several ducks: as a. Britain : pochard b …   Useful english dictionary

  • dunair — Dunbird Dun bird , n. [Named from its color.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pochard; called also {dunair}, and {dunker}, or {dun curre}. (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dun-curre — Dunbird Dun bird , n. [Named from its color.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pochard; called also {dunair}, and {dunker}, or {dun curre}. (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dunker — Dunbird Dun bird , n. [Named from its color.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pochard; called also {dunair}, and {dunker}, or {dun curre}. (b) An American duck; the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dundiver — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erismatura rubida — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fool duck — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardhead — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruddier — Ruddy Rud dy, a. [Compar. {Ruddier}; superl. {Ruddiest}.] [AS. rudig. See {Rud}, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Lam. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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