Definition of Shelduck

1. Noun. Female sheldrake.

Generic synonyms: Sheldrake

Definition of Shelduck

1. n. The sheldrake.

Definition of Shelduck

1. Noun. Any of various waterfowl of the genus ''Tadorna'', native to Eurasia, Africa and Australasia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelduck

1. a European duck [n -S]

Medical Definition of Shelduck

1. The sheldrake. Alternative forms: shellduck. Origin: Sheld variegated + duck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelduck

shekalim
shekel
shekelim
shekels
shekere
shekeres
shekhinah
shekinah
shekinahs
sheld
sheldaple
sheldfowl
sheldrake
sheldrakes
sheldrickite
shelduck (current term)
shelducks
shelele
shelf
shelf-talker
shelf bracket
shelf cloud
shelf clouds
shelf fungus
shelf ice
shelf life
shelf lives
shelfed
shelfful

Literary usage of Shelduck

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shooting: By Lord Walsingham and Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Bt. by Thomas de Grey Walsingham, Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Gerald William Lascelles, Archibald John Stuart-Wortley, Simon Fraser Lovat, Charles Lennox Kerr (1886)
"They derive their name from the word ' sheld] signifying pied or parti-coloured, hence the titles 'shelduck' or'sheldrake' are very appropriately bestowed. ..."

2. Shooting ...: Moor and Marsh by Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1893)
"They derive their name from the word ' sheld,' signifying pied or parti-coloured, hence the titles 'shelduck' or 'sheldrake' are very appropriately bestowed ..."

3. Proceedings by Durham (England). Philosophical Society (1907)
"Of these, the shelduck, Tufted Duck, Eider Duck, Heron, Oyster Catcher, Common Gull, ... The shelduck is not common, but breeds in rabbit holes on the links ..."

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