wildfowl

[wahyld-foul]

noun

a game bird, especially a wild duck, goose, or swan.

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  9. wildlands,
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Origin of wildfowl

before 1000; Middle English wilde foul, Old English wildefugl. See wild, fowl

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British Dictionary definitions for wildfowl

wildfowl

noun

any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
such birds collectively
Derived Formswildfowler, nounwildfowling, adjective, noun

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