Labrador duck
Labrador Lab`ra*dor", n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster]

{Labrador duck} (Zo["o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878.

{Labrador feldspar}. See {Labradorite}.

{Labrador tea} (Bot.), a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus {Ledum} ({Ledum palustre} and {Ledum latifolium}), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops. [1913 Webster]


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  • Labrador duck — an extinct sea duck, Camptorhynchus labradorius, of northern North America, having black and white plumage. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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