noun, plural widg·eons, (especially collectively) widg·eon for 1.
Origin of widgeon
Examples from the Web for widgeon
Of these six ducks, four were brown pintails (Dafila spinicauda) and two were Chiloe widgeon (Mareca sibilatrix).Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
Soon a large flight came over, mixed up with mallard and widgeon.Marie|H. Rider Haggard
The mallard duck, the widgeon, and the green-winged teal are tolerably abundant in the little estuaries of the river.
"And nobody's had the gumption to fight 'em," said Mr. Widgeon.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
A wild duck, or a widgeon, will require twenty or twenty-five minutes roasting, according to the size.
British Dictionary definitions for widgeon
Word Origin and History for widgeon
migratory wild duck, 1510s, perhaps from some variant of French vigeon, which some trace to Latin vipionem (nominative vipio), "a kind of small crane," a Balearic word, perhaps imitative. OED, however, finds all this "very dubious."