A duck (Anas strepera) having gray or brown plumage, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere.
A grayish-brown wild duck (Anas strepera) of the freshwater regions of North America.
Anas strepera, a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds in the northern hemisphere.
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Origin of gadwall
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Gadwall Sentence Examples
The spelling "gadwall" seems to be first found in Willughby in 1676, and has been generally adopted by later writers; but Merrett, in 1667, has "gaddel" (Pinax rerum naturalium Britannicarum, p. 180), saying that it was so called by bird-dealers.
Here, too, breed many species of ducks, the mallard, gadwall, baldpate, three species of teal, shoveler, pintail, hooded mergansers, and Canada geese; other ducks and geese are migrants only.
On deeper water great crested and little grebes breed, breeding duck include gadwall and tufted duck.
The Gray Lag Goose has been joined by another and a female gadwall also seen a couple of times.