Definition of musk duck in English:

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musk duck

noun

An Australian stiff-tailed duck with dark gray plumage and a musky smell, the male having a large black lobe of skin hanging below the bill.
  • Biziura lobata, family Anatidae.
Example sentences
  • We headed back to our camp at Eyre Creek for lunch - near the area where we had seen the musk ducks.
  • There are also musk ducks on the lake which carry on in the funniest way.
  • Species not to be hunted include blue-winged shovellers, hardhead duck, musk duck, freckled duck, pink-eared duck, blued-billed duck and plumed tree duck.

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