any of certain wild freshwater ducks; esp.,
- the Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope), the male of which has a cream-colored crown and reddish-brown head and neck
Origin of wigeonprobably ; from Middle French vigeon ; from Classical Latin vipio, small crane, of Balearic origin, originally
nounpl. wigeon also widgeon or wi·geons also wid·geons
Either of two freshwater dabbling ducks, Anas americana of the Americas or A. penelope primarily of Eurasia and Africa, having a grayish or brownish back and a white belly and wing coverts.
Origin of wigeonOrigin unknown.
- Any of three freshwater dabbling ducks.