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pochard

[ poh-cherd, -kerd ]

noun

, plural po·chards, (especially collectively) po·chard.
  1. an Old World diving duck, Aythya ferina, having a chestnut-red head.
  2. any of various related ducks, as the American redhead.


pochard

/ ˈpəʊtʃəd /

noun

  1. any of various diving ducks of the genera Aythya and Netta, esp A. ferina of Europe, the male of which has a grey-and-black body and a reddish head


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pochard1

First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pochard1

C16: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

No one heard of him for a few years, until he was again recognized as being the same Pochard returned again to the Quarter.

In the autumn the lakes in this neighbourhood are the resort of large packs of wigeon, gadwall and pochard.

They are very similar to those of the Pochard, but the down tufts in the nest are darker.

This eloquent manœuvre, so unspeakably appealing, determined the future ownership of Le Pochard.

Even Le Pochard was restored to his old position and coaxed to repeat his former antics.

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