noun, plural teals, (especially collectively) teal for 1.
- teagarden, jack,
- teale's amputation,
- team foul,
- team handball,
- team player
Origin of teal
Examples from the Web for teal
And she even matched her manicure to her outfit, flashing nails that were a shade of teal.Michelle Obama at DNC: Tracy Reese Dress With J. Crew Heels (PHOTOS)|Isabel Wilkinson|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One sweater, in particular, a short-sleeve, shrunken crewneck, was charmingly marked by teardrop-shaped dollops of teal blue.
Who is the best friend of every fat guy with a tan who says, “The teal nut-sling really takes it to a whole new level?”
"A flock of teal," thought I, remembering the exploit at Rory Macgregor's.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)|Michael Scott
At times, when high in air, they might be mistaken for teal.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
An anecdote is related of how a country lad having fallen in with a brood of teal drove them before him to a lodge.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
Teal resumed his remarks with the gusto of a fellow-conspirator.A Man of Means|P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
His machine-finish smile indicated an enormous lack of interest in young men in Teal bugs.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
noun plural teals or teal
Word Origin for teal
"small freshwater duck," early 14c., probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate with Middle Dutch teling "teal," Middle Low German telink, from West Germanic *taili. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.