Definition of Ruddy duck

1. Noun. Reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America.

Exact synonyms: Oxyura Jamaicensis
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Genus Oxyura, Oxyura



Definition of Ruddy duck

1. Noun. ''Oxyura jamaicensis'', a small stifftail duck. The males have a rust-coloured body. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruddy Duck

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ruddiness
ruddinesses
rudding
ruddle
ruddled
ruddleman
ruddlemen
ruddles
ruddling
ruddock
ruddocks
rudds
ruddy
ruddy duck (current term)
ruddy shelduck
ruddy shelducks
ruddy turnstone
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rude(a)
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rudeboy
rudeboys
rudely
rudeness
rudenesses
rudenkoite
ruder

Literary usage of Ruddy duck

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"The ruddy duck is by no means a rare species in the United States; indeed I consider it ... The flight of the ruddy duck is rapid, with a whirring sound, ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"In fact, they much resemble large hens' eggs. ruddy duck ... In spite of its small wings the ruddy duck is a rapid flier, and it is a pretty sight to see a ..."

3. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"The ruddy duck is one of the best known of the smaller ducks, ... I once took from the crop and stomach of a single ruddy duck at Middletown, Connecticut, ..."

4. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"... The ruddy duck is fifteen inches and a half in length, and twenty-two inches in extent; the hill is broad at the tip, the under mandible much narrower, ..."

5. The Review of Education (1902)
"403 316 ruddy duck. 404 317 Muskrat. 405 318 Medicinal Plant; Poppy. /4°6 320 Copper and Lead Ores. 408 319 Primrose. 407 321 American Bittern. ..."

6. A Preliminary Catalog of the Birds of Missouri by Otto Widmann (1907)
"Nehrling the ruddy duck was formerly a rare breeder in southwestern Missouri. Subfamily Anserinae. Geese. 169. CHEN HYPERBOREA (Pall.). Lesser Snow Goose. ..."

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