cinnamon teal

  1. a small, freshwater, wild duck, Anas cyanoptera, of North and South America, having chiefly cinnamon-red plumage.

Origin of cinnamon teal

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

Words Nearby cinnamon teal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cinnamon teal in a sentence

  • While the cinnamon teal has a blue wing there is no resemblance between the male cinnamon and the male blue-winged.

  • The cinnamon teal is another small Duck, marked by the uniform rich chestnut plumage and light blue wing coverts.

    The Bird Book | Chester A. Reed
  • In the Pacific Flyway, cinnamon teal are far more common than blue-wings.

    Ducks at a Distance | Robert W. Hines