merganser

Definitions of merganser
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n large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

Synonyms:
fish duck, sawbill, sheldrake
Types:
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Mergus merganser, goosander
common merganser of Europe and North America
American merganser, Mergus merganser americanus
common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
Mergus serrator, red-breasted merganser
widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
Mergus albellus, smew
smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia
Lophodytes cucullatus, hooded merganser, hooded sheldrake
small North American duck with a high circular crest on the male's head
Type of:
sea duck
any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser

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