ruddy duck
noun Date: 1814 an American duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) with a long tail of stiff feathers, a broad bill, and in the breeding male a brownish-red back and sides and a blue bill

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  • Ruddy 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

  • ruddy duck — ☆ ruddy duck n. a small, North American duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), the breeding male of which has a brownish red neck and upper body, black crown, white cheeks, and blue bill …   English World dictionary

  • ruddy duck — baltaskruostė stačiauodegė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Oxyura jamaicensis angl. ruddy duck vok. Schwarzkopf Ruderente, f rus. американская савка, f pranc. erismature rousse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ruddy duck — rud′dy duck′ n. orn a stiff tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks …   From formal English to slang

  • ruddy duck — noun reddish brown stiff tailed duck of North America and northern South America • Syn: ↑Oxyura jamaicensis • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Member Holonyms: ↑Oxyura, ↑genus Oxyura …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruddy duck — a stiff tailed American duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the adult male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruddy duck — noun a New World duck with a broad bill, naturalized in Britain, the male having mainly deep red brown plumage and white cheeks. [Oxyura jamaicensis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ruddy duck — /rʌdi ˈdʌk/ (say rudee duk) noun a North and Central American rufous bodied diving duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, which holds its tail up at an angle when swimming; pintail …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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. Of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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