green-winged teal
noun Date: 1792 a small Holarctic dabbling duck (Anas crecca) the male of which has a chestnut head with a green eye patch and a metallic green area on the wing speculum

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  • Green-winged Teal — male A pair, male in nuptial plumage at rear …   Wikipedia

  • green-winged teal — green′ winged teal′ n. orn a dabbling duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum in the wing …   From formal English to slang

  • green-winged teal — noun common teal of Eurasia and North America • Syn: ↑greenwing, ↑Anas crecca • Hypernyms: ↑teal * * * noun see greenwing * * * /green wingd / a small freshwater duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum …   Useful english dictionary

  • green-winged teal — /green wingd / a small freshwater duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum in the wing. Also called, Brit., common teal. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Green-winged — may refer to:* Green winged Orchid, flowering plant of the orchid family, Orchidaceae * Green winged Teal, common and widespread duck which breeds in the northernmost areas of North America …   Wikipedia

  • blue-winged teal — noun American teal • Syn: ↑bluewing, ↑Anas discors • Hypernyms: ↑teal * * * noun : an American teal (Anas discors) resembling the green winged teal but having blue wing coverts and a large white crescent on each cheek * * * /blooh w …   Useful english dictionary

  • Teal — (t[=e]l), n. [OE. tele; akin to D. teling a generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and E. till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a brood or flock. See {Till} to cultivate.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teal duck — Teal Teal (t[=e]l), n. [OE. tele; akin to D. teling a generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and E. till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a brood or flock. See {Till} to cultivate.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teal — may mean: *Teal (color), a greenish dark blue color * A species of duck, such as: ** The Ringed Teal, Callonetta leucophrys ** The Common Teal, Anas crecca ** The Green winged Teal, Anas carolinensis ** The Black Teal, Aythya novaeseelandiae **… …   Wikipedia

  • green-wingedteal — green winged teal (grēnʹwĭngd ) n. A small freshwater duck (Anas crecca), the male of which has gray plumage, a brown head, and an iridescent green speculum. * * * …   Universalium

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