sheldrake

[ shel-dreyk ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk /

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.

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Origin of sheldrake

1275–1325; Middle English sheldedrake, equivalent to sheld particolored + drake drake1
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