Definition of ringneck in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɪŋnɛk/


Any of a number of ring-necked birds, in particular:
  • A common pheasant of a variety having a white neck ring. Australian A green parrot with a yellow collar (genus Barnardius, family Psittacidae: two species). North American A ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris, family Anatidae).
Example sentences
  • On the one hand, you have the uplands: home to the ruffed grouse and the woodcock, the ringneck pheasant, the bobwhite quail, and just possibly sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge, too.
  • Wigeon, scaup, ringnecks and a considerable number of mallards make use of the parkland habitat, Sharp said.
  • It made a good all-around bird gun and took its share of ringnecks.
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