pochard definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous scuba diving ducks regarding the genus Aythya, especially A. ferina of Europe and Asia, which has gray and black plumage and a reddish head.
    • any one of various ducks in genera Aythya and Netta.
    • See poachard.
    • A duck, Fuligula or Æthyia ferina, belonging to the family Anatidæ and subfamily Fuligulinæ much more fully known as the red-headed or red-eyed pochard, in addition dunbird.
    • heavy-bodied old-world scuba diving duck having a grey-and-black human body and reddish head

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