Definition of mandarin duck in English:

mandarin duck

Syllabification: man·da·rin duck

noun

A small tree-nesting eastern Asian duck, the male of which has showy plumage with an orange ruff and orange saillike feathers on each side of the body.
  • Aix galericulata, family Anatidae
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  • Waterfowl, such as the gaudy mandarin duck, no longer nest in its wetlands; fish have been driven upriver or out to sea, or have gone extinct.
  • The mandarin duck represented faithfulness, the magpie good luck.
  • Besides wild swans and cranes, some rare migratory birds such as mandarin duck, large and small swans, white swans, white neck cranes, and cray cranes can be seen there.

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