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musk duck

an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
Origin of musk duck
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Erismaturin: musk duck (Biziura lobata) of Tasmania and Australia.

  • At last he was so fortunate as to shoot a musk duck, which he brought back to the camp, stuck up before the fire, and roasted.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
British Dictionary definitions for musk duck

musk duck

another name for Muscovy duck
a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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