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cinnamon teal

noun
1.
a small, freshwater, wild duck, Anas cyanoptera, of North and South America, having chiefly cinnamon-red plumage.
Origin of cinnamon teal
1890-1895
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95
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  • While the cinnamon teal has a blue wing there is no resemblance between the male cinnamon and the male blue-winged.

  • The cinnamon teal is another small Duck, marked by the uniform rich chestnut plumage and light blue wing coverts.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • In the Pacific Flyway, cinnamon teal are far more common than blue-wings.

    Ducks at a Distance

    Robert W. Hines

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