Origin of eider
Examples from the Web for eider
Historical Examples of eider
Then I bought a square Lapp cap, the top filled with eider down.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
There, he is in place—an eagle in a nest lined with down, soft as eider.
The rudder was nothing much, but it was well that it held to the Eider.
And there was no need, because my taking the Eider explained it.'
That passage to the Schleswig coast—the Eider River, did you say?
- any of several sea ducks of the genus Somateria, esp S. mollissima, and related genera, which occur in the N hemisphere. The male has black and white plumage, and the female is the source of eiderdown
Word Origin for eider
1743, from German Eider or Dutch eider, both from Old Norse æþar, genitive of æþr "duck," from a North Germanic root.