nounpl. -·chards or -·chard
any of various European diving ducks (esp. genus Aythya), as a species (A. ferina) with a blue and black bill
Origin of pochardfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps French pocher: see poach
Any of various diving ducks of the widely distributed genera Aythya and Netta, especially A. ferina, which has gray and black plumage and a reddish head.
Origin of pochardOrigin unknown