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paradise duck

noun
  1. a large duck, Casarca variegata, of New Zealand, having a brightly coloured plumageAlso called: putangitangi
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  • Their chef-d'oeuvre is perhaps "pooadugghiedugghie," which is their version of putangi-tangi, the paradise-duck.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves