a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown head and neck.
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How to use canvasback in a sentence
I remember with pleasure the canvasback ducks that you sent to me at London, and which gave me and my friends so much pleasure.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
Bingham bowed over his glass, and regretted that canvasback ducks and terrapin were not yet in season.The Red City | S. Weir Mitchell
The red-head, both species of the scaups, the canvasback and the ruddy are commonly found on the fresh-waters.Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast | Harry Thom Payne
canvasback ducks are considered the finest of the water-fowls for the table.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
The canvasback duck is so called from the appearance of the feathers on the back.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for canvasback
a North American diving duck, Aythyra valisineria, the male of which has a white body and reddish-brown head
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