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Muscovy duck

noun
1.
a large, crested, wild duck, Cairina moschata, of tropical America, that has been widely domesticated.
Also called musk duck.
Origin of Muscovy duck
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60
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Muscovy duck

noun
1.
a large crested widely domesticated South American duck, Cairina moschata, having a greenish-black plumage with white markings and a large red caruncle on the bill
Word Origin
C17: originally musk duck, a name later mistakenly associated with Muscovy
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