Definition of wigeon in English:

wigeon

Syllabification: wig·eon
Pronunciation: /ˈwijən
 
/
(also widgeon)

noun

  • A dabbling duck with mainly reddish-brown and gray plumage, the male having a whistling call.
    • Genus Anas, family Anatidae: several species, in particular the American wigeon (A. americana)and the Eurasian wigeon (A. penelope)
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    • Females during the breeding season and the young eat many aquatic invertebrates, but aside from that, wigeons are plant-eaters.
    • Where the trail hugs the edge of the slough, watch for waterfowl - pintails, green-winged teals, and widgeons - and listen for the machine-gun rattle of belted kingfishers.
    • My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps of imitative origin and suggested by pigeon1.

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