[ shel-duhk ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌdʌk /
noun, plural shel·ducks, (especially collectively) shel·duck.
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My coat looked rather bulgy, for a Shelduck is nearly as big as a Goose.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
British Dictionary definitions for shelduck
masculine sheldrake (ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk)
/ (ˈʃɛlˌdʌk) /
noun plural -ducks, -duck, -drakes or -drake
any of various large usually brightly coloured gooselike ducks, such as Tadorna tadorna (common shelduck), of the Old World
Word Origin for shelduck
C14 shel, probably from dialect sheld pied; related to Middle Dutch schillede variegated
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