noun, plural widg·eons, (especially collectively) widg·eon for 1.
Origin of widgeon
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"Fifteen widgeon went off when I returned to the blind," he said, unsmiling.Blue-Bird Weather
Robert W. Chambers
The widgeon is but a poor diver, while the canvas-back is one of the very best.The Hunters' Feast
Widgeon, run round the corner and call a couple of hansom cabs.Mother Carey's Chicken
George Manville Fenn
"And nobody's had the gumption to fight 'em," said Mr. Widgeon.
Mr. Widgeon and Mr. Redbrook are pushing their way towards the door.
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."