musk duck definition

  • noun:
    • See Muscovy duck.
    • A waterfowl (Biziura lobata) of Australia, the male that features a leathery chin lobe and produces a musky smell throughout the reproduction season.
    • The musk-duck (Biziura lobata), a highly aquatic, stiff-tailed duck indigenous to southern Australia.
    • An Australian duck (Biziura lobata).
    • A duck, Cairina moschata, for the family Anatidæ and subfamily Anatinæ, commonly but mistakenly known as the muscovy and Barbary duck.
    • A duck of this genus Biziura, as B. lobata of Australian Continent: so-called from the musky smell associated with the male.
    • large crested wild duck of Central The united states and south usa; widely domesticated

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