Definition of Muscovy duck in English:

Muscovy duck

Syllabification: Mus·co·vy duck
Pronunciation: /ˈməskəvē, -ˌkōvē


A large tropical American tree-nesting duck, having glossy greenish-black plumage in the wild but bred in a variety of colors as a domestic bird.
  • Cairina moschata, family Anatidae
More example sentences
  • Here I observed a number of domestic ducks, including a Muscovy duck, a mallard hybrid, and the Pekin duck, along with a greylag goose.
  • The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Muscovy ducks are not considered wildlife and are not protected birds.
  • Imprint was right to point out that Millie was a Muscovy duck - a native of South America.

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