- Muscovy duck.
- an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
Origin of musk duck
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for musk duck
I can ride anything—anything that ever was lapped in horsehide—swim like a musk-duck, and track like a Myall blackfellow.Robbery Under Arms
Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
The odor of the musk-duck is chiefly confined to the breeding season.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)
- another name for Muscovy duck
- a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour
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