American poachard
Redhead Red"head` (-h?d`), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also {red-headed duck}. {American poachard}, {grayback}, and {fall duck}. See Illust. under {Poachard}. (b) The red-headed woodpecker. See {Woodpecker}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A kind of milkweed ({Asclepias Curassavica}) with red flowers. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster]


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  • Poachard — Poach ard (p[=o]ch [ e]rd), n. [From {Poach} to stab.] [Written also {pocard}, {pochard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European duck ({Aythya ferina}); called also {goldhead}, {poker}, and {fresh water widgeon}, or {red headed widgeon}. (b) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red-crested poachard — Poachard Poach ard (p[=o]ch [ e]rd), n. [From {Poach} to stab.] [Written also {pocard}, {pochard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European duck ({Aythya ferina}); called also {goldhead}, {poker}, and {fresh water widgeon}, or {red headed widgeon}. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaup poachard — Poachard Poach ard (p[=o]ch [ e]rd), n. [From {Poach} to stab.] [Written also {pocard}, {pochard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European duck ({Aythya ferina}); called also {goldhead}, {poker}, and {fresh water widgeon}, or {red headed widgeon}. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tufted poachard — Poachard Poach ard (p[=o]ch [ e]rd), n. [From {Poach} to stab.] [Written also {pocard}, {pochard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European duck ({Aythya ferina}); called also {goldhead}, {poker}, and {fresh water widgeon}, or {red headed widgeon}. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asclepias Curassavica — Redhead Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aythya Americana — Redhead Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fall duck — Redhead Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grayback — Redhead Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redhead — Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red-headed duck — Redhead Red head ( h?d ), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American duck ({Aythya Americana}) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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