diving duck


noun

any of numerous ducks, common in coastal bays and river mouths, that typically dive from the water's surface for their food (contrasted with dabbling duck).

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Origin of diving duck

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for diving duck

diving duck

noun

any of various ducks, such as the pochard, scaup, redhead, and canvasback, that inhabit bays, estuaries, lakes, etc, and can dive and swim beneath the surface of the water
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