widgeon

or wig·eon

[ wij-uhn ]
/ ˈwɪdʒ ən /

noun, plural widg·eons, (especially collectively) widg·eon for 1.

any of several common freshwater ducks related to the mallards and teals in the genus Anas, having metallic green flight feathers, a white wing patch, and a buff or white forehead, including A. penelope of Eurasia and North Africa, A. sibilatrix of South America, and the baldpate, A. americana, of North America.
Obsolete. a fool.

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Origin of widgeon

First recorded in 1505–15; perhaps from an Anglo-French correspondent of French vigeon, from Vulgar Latin; compare Medieval Latin vipiō “kind of crane” (derivative of vip- imitative of a bird's cry)
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British Dictionary definitions for widgeon

widgeon
/ (ˈwɪdʒən) /

noun

a variant spelling of wigeon
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