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musk duck

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noun
  1. Muscovy duck.
  2. an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
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Origin of musk duck

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples

  • I can ride anything—anything that ever was lapped in horsehide—swim like a musk-duck, and track like a Myall blackfellow.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

  • The odor of the musk-duck is chiefly confined to the breeding season.


British Dictionary definitions for musk duck

musk duck

noun
  1. another name for Muscovy duck
  2. 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
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