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teal

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Pronunciation: /tiːl
 
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Definition of teal in English:

noun (plural same or teals)

1A small freshwater duck, typically with a greenish band on the wing that is most prominent in flight.
Example sentences
  • And while the local migratory birds are flying out, the foreign ones like mallards, pintails, teals, shovelers, pochards, waders and curlews are coming in.
  • Ducks, coots, teals, terns, gulls, cormorants, waders, egrets, plovers and herons are some of the birds that assemble here.
  • The farm is also home to blue-winged teals, coots, grebes, and an occasional osprey or peregrine falcon.
1.1 (also teal blue) [mass noun] A dark greenish-blue colour.
Example sentences
  • The colors - simmered shades of red, yellow and blue - are more urban decay than Mondrian, turning up as rusty orange, bilious yellow, bruised blue, teal blue and off-red, with smears of black and white.
  • Coloured stones in shades like teal blue, burgundy, greens, chocolate browns, beads, wooden bracelets and huge jewelry in like colours are what her customers are asking for.
  • I would say the best dress this month has got to be Naomi Watts wearing that Roly Mare dress with the square neckline, form-fitting, and a beautiful sort of teal blue.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin; related to Dutch teling.

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