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garganey

Definition:

a small Eurasian teal

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

garganeys

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Anas querquedula [species] | A. querquedula [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Italian dialectal gargenei, variant of garganello, ultimately from Late Latin...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Garganey | Anas querquedula [species]

a small dabbling duck. It breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, but is strictly migratory, with the entire population moving to southern Africa, India, and Australasia in winter, where large flocks can occur. This species was first described by ... (41 of 581 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Garganey

Collins Dictionary:

garganey | Anas querquedula [species]

a small Eurasian duckclosely related to the mallard. The male has a white stripe over each eye (17 of 283 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garganey

Oxford Dictionary:

garganey | Anas querquedula [species] | Anatidae [family, member of] | garganeys [related]

a small Eurasian duck, the male of which has a dark brown head with a white stripe from the eye to the neck (23 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garganey

American Heritage Dictionary:

garganey | garganeys [plural] | Anas querquedula [species]

A small European duck "(Anas querquedula") having a conspicuous white stripe over each eye and down the back of the head in the male. (24 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garganey

New World Dictionary:

garganey | Anas querquedula [species]

a small freshwater European duck resembling the American blue-winged teal (10 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garganey

Wiktionary:

garganey | garganeys [plural] | Anas querquedula [species]

A small dabbling duck, Anas querquedula, that breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa. (19 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/garganey

Random House Dictionary:

garganey | garganeys [plural] | Anas querquedula [species]

a small Old World duck. (5 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/garganey

Britannica Encyclopedia:

teal [bird]

any of about 15 small ducks of the genus Anas, found on the six major continents and many islands. Within the divisions of true duck species, the teal ... (28 of 170 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/585224​/teal

Merriam-Webster:

teal | teals [plural] | teal blue [synonym, sense-specific] | Anas [genus, sense-specific]

any of various widely distributed small short-necked dabblers (genus Anas) | "teal blue" (12 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/teal

Columbia Encyclopedia:

duck | canvasback | eider | mallard | merganser | teal

common name for wild and domestic waterfowl of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. It's hunted and bred for its meat, eggs, and ... (26 of 417 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0816224​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

[uncountable] a colour between blue and green | [countable] a small water bird, similar to a duck (16 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/teal

teal [adjective]

between blue and green in colour (6 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/teal 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

teal [entry 1]

a small wild duck (4 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/teal 1

teal [entry 2]

a dark greenish blue colour (5 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/teal 2

Encarta Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

a greenish blue color | a small freshwater surface-feeding duck with bright iridescent blue or green patches on the wings. Genus Anas. (21 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718658​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

garganey | garganeys [plural]

Origin: Italian dialectal gargenei, variant of garganello, ultimately from Late Latin gargala, tracheal artery.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garganey

New World Dictionary:

garganey

Origin: probably from Italian dialect garganello from echoic base *garg-: see "gargle"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garganey

Collins Dictionary:

garganey

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Italian dialect garganei, of imitative origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garganey

Oxford Dictionary:

garganey

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: Italian dialect garganei, of imitative origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garganey

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

garganey

Audio: British English pronunciation of "garganey"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garganey

the Free Dictionary:

garganey

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "garganey"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "garganey"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "garganey" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/garganey

Google Dictionary:

garganey | garganeys [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "garganey"

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YourDictionary Audio:

garganey

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "garganey" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garganey

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