- a crested Asian duck, Aix galericulata, having variegated purple, green, chestnut, and white plumage.
Origin of mandarin duck
First recorded in 1790–1800
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- an Asian duck, Aix galericulata, the male of which has a brightly coloured and patterned plumage and crest
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