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a sooty brown, wild duck (Anas rubripes) of E North America
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A common duck (Anas rubripes) of the northeast United States and Canada, characterized by black or dusky brown plumage and often found in saltwater marshes.