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wigeon

[ wij-uhn ]
/ ˈwɪdʒ ən /
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noun, plural wig·eons, (especially collectively) wig·eon.
a variant of widgeon.
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wigeon

widgeon

/ (ˈwɪdʒən) /

noun
a Eurasian duck, Anas penelope, of marshes, swamps, etc, the male of which has a reddish-brown head and chest and grey and white back and wings
American wigeon or baldpate a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown

Word Origin for wigeon

C16: of uncertain origin
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