Origin of mallardMiddle English ; from Old French malart ; from an unverified form maslart ; from masle: see male
nounpl. mallard or mal·lards
Origin of mallardMiddle English malarde, from Old French malart, mallard drake, possibly from male, male; see male + -art, -ard, -ard.
- A common and widespread dabbling duck, Anas platyrhynchos, whose male has a distinctive dark green head.