mandarin duck definition

  • noun:
    • An Asian duck (Aix galericulata) having extremely colorful plumage and a crested head.
    • a perching duck which has a red bill, large white crescent over the attention and reddish face, Aix galericulata.
    • A showy crested Asiatic duck (Aix galericulata, previously Dendronessa galericulata), frequently domesticated, and regarded because of the Chinese as an emblem of conjugal affection.
    • showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated

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