Shelduck meaning

shĕldŭk
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Any of various large waterfowl of the genus Tadorna of the Eastern Hemisphere, especially the Eurasian species T. tadorna, having black, white, and brownish-red plumage.
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Any of a genus (Tadorna) of brightly colored wild ducks that feed on fish, shellfish, etc. and nest in burrows.
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Any of various waterfowl of the genus Tadorna, native to Eurasia, Africa and Australasia.
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Origin of shelduck

  • shel(drake) duck

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • sheld variegated + duck.

    From Wiktionary