Dictionary.com

sheldrake

[ shel-dreyk ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk /
Save This Word!

noun, plural shel·drakes, (especially collectively) shel·drake.

any of several Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna, certain species of which have highly variegated plumage.
any of various other ducks, especially the goosander or merganser.

QUIZZES

WERE YOU BAMBOOZLED BY THE WORDS FROM FEBRUARY?

We understand! Words are tricky that way. Take this quiz on the Words of the Day from February, 2021, to show that you’re far from frumious!
Question 1 of 10
Which Word of the Day means “happening within or being the created world of a story”?

Origin of sheldrake

1275–1325; Middle English sheldedrake, equivalent to sheld particolored + drakedrake1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!