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old squaw

or oldsquaw

noun
1.
a sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, of arctic and subarctic regions.
Origin of old squaw
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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old squaw

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a long-tailed northern sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, having dark wings and a white-and-brown head and body Also called oldwife
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