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gadwall

[ gad-wawl ]
/ ˈgædˌwɔl /
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noun, plural gad·walls, (especially collectively) gad·wall.

a grayish-brown wild duck, Anas strepera, found in temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Origin of gadwall

First recorded in 1660–70; origin uncertain
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gadwall
/ (ˈɡædˌwɔːl) /

noun plural -walls or -wall

a duck, Anas strepera, related to the mallard. The male has a grey body and black tail

Word Origin for gadwall

C17: of unknown origin
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