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fish duck

noun, Informal.
Origin of fish duck
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not a living creature but a fish duck peacefully riding the water was to be seen.

    The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • The winter range of this "fish duck" is largely determined by the extent of open water on our lakes and streams.

  • Knowing a mallard from a merganser has another side: gourmets prefer a corn-fed mallard to the fish duck.

    Ducks at a Distance

    Robert W. Hines

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