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Definition of wild duck in English:

noun

Another term for mallard.
Example sentences
  • Migratory waterfowl - particularly wild ducks - are the natural reservoir of avian influenza viruses.
  • The garden is located around the small lake at the university and includes two platforms for the wild ducks and water hens to roost on.
  • It's also the game season (partridge, wild duck, pheasant, quail and hare) and the season for frogs and snails.

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