• Definition for "merganser"
    • any one of various fish-eating scuba diving ducks…
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merganser definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various fish-eating scuba diving ducks associated with the genus Mergus or related genera, having a slim hooked bill. Also called sheldrake.
    • Any of numerous scuba diving ducks of the genera Mergus or Lophodytes, which prey on seafood and now have a sharply serrated costs.
    • Any bird of genus Mergus (Merganser), and allied genera of this subfamily Merginae. They're allied to the ducks, but have actually a sharply serrated costs, consume fish, and diving for meals. Also known as seafood duck.
    • A bird associated with the genus Mergus or subfamily Merginǣ; family members Anatidæ; a sawbill, garbill, or fishing-duck.
    • [capitalized] A genus of Merginæ just like Mergus.
    • large crested fish-eating scuba diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated sides
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