an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
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Origin of musk duck
First recorded in 1765–75
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The odor of the musk-duck is chiefly confined to the breeding season.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for musk duck
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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