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noun,plural teals, (especially collectively) teal for 1.
  1. any of several species of small dabbling ducks, of worldwide distribution, usually traveling in tight flocks and frequenting ponds and marshes.

  2. Also called teal blue . a medium to dark greenish blue.

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Origin of teal

1275–1325; Middle English tele; akin to Dutch taling,Middle Low German telink

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/ (tiːl) /

nounplural teals or teal
  1. any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian Anas crecca (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes

  2. a greenish-blue colour

Origin of teal

C14: related to Middle Low German tēlink, Middle Dutch tēling

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