- an Old World diving duck, Aythya ferina, having a chestnut-red head.
- any of various related ducks, as the American redhead.
Origin of pochard
First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for pochard
In addition we got some grey duck, gadwall, and a number of garganey and pochard.Wild Ducks
W. Coape Oates
Another of the well-known marine ducks is the pochard, or dun-bird.Poachers and Poaching
Pochard - 140 -saw you eating it half an hour ago as he passed.The Real Latin Quarter
F. Berkeley Smith
Mistrial had served his novitiate where the pochard is rare.The Pace That Kills
Another of the wild ducks which visited us was the pochard or dunbird.The Confessions of a Poacher
- any of various diving ducks of the genera Aythya and Netta, esp A. ferina of Europe, the male of which has a grey-and-black body and a reddish head
C16: of unknown origin
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