Labrador duck

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noun

an extinct sea duck, Camptorhynchus labradorius, of northern North America, having black and white plumage.

Origin of Labrador duck

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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  • The Labrador-Duck is one of those birds, the disappearance of which is not easily explained.

    Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild