[ wij-uhn ]

noun,plural wig·eons, (especially collectively) wig·eon.
  1. a variant of widgeon.

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/ (ˈwɪdʒən) /

  1. 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

  2. American wigeon or baldpate a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown

Origin of wigeon

C16: of uncertain origin

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