sheldrake

[n] - Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
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Sheldrake

• (n.) Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. (T. cornuta, / tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows. • (n.) Any one of the American mergansers.
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Sheldrake

Shel'drake` noun [ Sheld + drake .] 1. (Zoology) Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. ( T. cornuta, or tadorna ), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and ha...
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sheldrake

1. <zoology> Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. (T. Cornuta, or tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows. ... It has the head and neck greenish black, the breast, sides, and forward part of the back ...
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Sheldrake

HMS Sheldrake was a British Kingfisher Class patrol vessel of 530 tons displacement launched in 1937. She was armed with one four-inch anti-aircraft gun and eight smaller guns plus depth charges. Two Admiralty 3-drum boilers provided a top speed of 20 knots and she carried a complement of 60.
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Sheldrake

The Sheldrake (Sheld-Drake, Bargander) is a British duck found in sandy coastal regions.
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