Definition of pochard in English:


Syllabification: po·chard
Pronunciation: /ˈpōCHərd

noun (plural same or pochards)

  • A diving duck, the male of which typically has a reddish-brown head and a black breast.
    • Genera Aythya and Netta, family Anatidae: five species, in particular the common A. ferina of Eurasia
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    • More than 70 varieties of birds breed on and around the lake, including the famous ospreys, tufted ducks, goldeneyes, coots, pochards, mallards and widgeons.
    • And while the local migratory birds are flying out, the foreign ones like mallards, pintails, teals, shovelers, pochards, waders and curlews are coming in.
    • There were several pairs of great crested grebes but there were also good numbers of tufted duck, pochard, gadwall mallard and teal.


mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

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