Origin of eider
Examples from the Web for eider
Their houses were quite small, and the people themselves were dwarfs, who called the eider duck walrus.Eskimo Folktales|Unknown
The Eider Duck, though remarkable for beauty of plumage, is nevertheless a very clumsy bird.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
His body is like that of a human being and he wears clothing made of eider ducks skins.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
You shall wrap me in eider, that I may be like all the boughs and branches.
It lay as peacefully in her hands as if they were lined with eider down.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
British Dictionary definitions for eider
Word Origin for eider
Word Origin and History for eider
1743, from German Eider or Dutch eider, both from Old Norse æþar, genitive of æþr "duck," from a North Germanic root.