eider duck

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noun

any of several large sea ducks of the genus Soamateria and allied genera of the Northern Hemisphere, the females of which yield eiderdown.

Nearby words

  1. eid al-fitr,
  2. eid-ul-adha,
  3. eid-ul-fitr,
  4. eide,
  5. eider,
  6. eiderdown,
  7. eidetic,
  8. eidolon,
  9. eidoptometry,
  10. eidos

Origin of eider duck

First recorded in 1850–55

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