American merganser


American merganser
noun
common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
Hypernyms: ↑merganser, ↑fish duck, ↑sawbill, ↑sheldrake
Member Holonyms: ↑Mergus, ↑genus Mergus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a common No. American diving duck usually considered a variety (Mergus merganser americanus) of the European goosander

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American merganser,
a North American variety of fish-eating duck that has a glossy greenish-black head and upper neck.

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  • Merganser — Mer*gan ser, n. [Sp. merg[ a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + [ a]nsar goose, L. anser.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Mergus} ({Merganser}), and allied genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are allied to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merganser Americanus — Merganser Mer*gan ser, n. [Sp. merg[ a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + [ a]nsar goose, L. anser.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Mergus} ({Merganser}), and allied genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merganser serrator — Merganser Mer*gan ser, n. [Sp. merg[ a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + [ a]nsar goose, L. anser.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Mergus} ({Merganser}), and allied genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White merganser — Merganser Mer*gan ser, n. [Sp. merg[ a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + [ a]nsar goose, L. anser.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Mergus} ({Merganser}), and allied genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hooded merganser — noun small North American duck with a high circular crest on the male s head • Syn: ↑hooded sheldrake, ↑Lophodytes cucullatus • Hypernyms: ↑merganser, ↑fish duck, ↑sawbill, ↑sheldrake • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mergus merganser americanus — noun common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander • Syn: ↑American merganser • Hypernyms: ↑merganser, ↑fish duck, ↑sawbill, ↑sheldrake • Member Holonyms: ↑Me …   Useful english dictionary

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