Garganey meaning

gär'gə-nē
A small migratory duck (Anas querquedula) that breeds in Eurasia and has a white stripe over each eye.
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A small freshwater European duck (Anas querquedula) resembling the American blue-winged teal.
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A small dabbling duck, Anas querquedula, that breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa.
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Origin of garganey

  • Italian dialectal gargenei variant of garganello ultimately from Late Latin gargala tracheal artery
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition