noun, plural wig·eons, (especially collectively) wig·eon.
noun, plural widg·eons, (especially collectively) widg·eon for 1.
Origin of widgeon
Examples from the Web for wigeon
Thus, one broadside to-day realized 32 wigeon, and another should have done better, but for a "hang-fire."Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
The wigeon realises his advantage and sticks to the shallow—the raptor ever trying to force him to the deep.
The same remarks may be said to apply to the Teal, the Wigeon, and some few others.Among the Birds in Northern Shires|Charles Dixon
Wigeon arrive from the end of September onwards, the great influx occurring during the first fortnight of November.
This applies chiefly to wigeon, but we have frequently observed the same trait in pintail and occasionally in other species.
Word Origin for wigeon
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."