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tufted duck

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  1. an Old World wild duck, Aythya fuligula, having a tufted head and black and white plumage.

Origin of tufted duck

First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for tufted duck

tufted duck

  1. a European lake-dwelling duck, Aythya fuligula, the male of which has a black plumage with white underparts and a long black drooping crest
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