Teal meaning

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A dark greenish-blue or grayish-blue color.
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A moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue.
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Any of several small dabbling ducks, chiefly of the genus Anas, often having brightly marked plumage.
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Any of several small, short-necked, freshwater wild ducks (genus Anas)
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Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks.
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(colour) A dark, somewhat bluish-green colour; a dark cyan.

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(colour) Having a bluish-green colour.
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(historical) Tasman Empire Airways Limited, the forerunner to Air New Zealand.
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Origin of teal

  • Middle English tele

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

  • Probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate with Middle Dutch teling (“teal") Middle Low German telink, from West Germanic *taili. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.

    From Wiktionary