Definition of mallard in English:


Line breaks: mal|lard
Pronunciation: /ˈmalɑːd
, -ləd/

noun (plural same or mallards)

The commonest duck of the northern hemisphere, the male having a dark green head and white collar.
  • Anas platyrhynchos, family Anatidae
More example sentences
  • We saw lots of waterfowl, mostly Canada geese and mallards with the odd Gadwall.
  • This paper examines the function of female resistance behavior in one of the dabbling ducks, the mallard.
  • The teals, mallards and other small ducks were all paddling about.


Middle English: from Old French, 'wild drake', from masle 'male'.

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