Definition of Poachard
1. n. A common European duck (Aythya ferina); -- called also goldhead, poker, and fresh-water, or red-headed, widgeon.
Medical Definition of Poachard
A common European duck (Aythya ferina); called also goldhead, poker, and fresh water, or red-headed, widgeon.
The American redhead, which is closely allied to the European poachard.
Red-crested poachard, an Old World duck (Branta rufina). Scaup poachard, the scaup duck. Tufted poachard, a scaup duck (Aythya, or Fuligula cristata), native of Europe and Asia.
Origin: From Poach to stab
Alternative forms: pocard, pochard.
Source: Websters Dictionary
(01 Mar 1998)
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