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teal (duck)

Definition:

any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

teal* | teals
(* teal may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"small freshwater duck", probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of teal...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Teal

a low-saturated color, a bluish-green to dark medium, similar to medium blue-green and dark cyan. It can be created by mixing green with blue into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color. The complementary color of ... (45 of 1205 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Teal

Teal (disambiguation) | TEAL | Teals

may refer to: teal (color) a blue-green color | TEAL, Tasman Empire Airways Limited, forerunner of Air New Zealand | some of Anatinae subfamily (dabbling ducks): most of Anas genus: Eurasian Teal or Common Teal (Anas crecca) the original teal from... (39 of 539 words, 56 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Teal (disambiguation)

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

Wiktionary:

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

Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks. | [colour] A dark, somewhat bluish-green colour; a dark cyan. | [colour] having a bluish-green colour (32 of 37 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/teal

Collins Dictionary:

teal

any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian "Anas crecca" (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes | ... (25 of 423 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

teal | green-winged | teal blue | teals [related]

a small freshwater duck, typically with a greenish band on the wing that is ... | a dark greenish-blue colour. (19 of 75 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/teal

American Heritage Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Any of several small, short-necked freshwater ducks, especially of the ... | A moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue. (20 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/teal

Random House Dictionary:

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

any of several species of small dabbling ducks, of worldwide distribution, usually traveling in tight flocks and frequenting ponds and marshes. | a ... (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/teal

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

New World Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural] | teal blue [sense-specific]

any of several small, short-necked, freshwater wild ducks (genus Anas) | a dark grayish or greenish blue (16 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/teal

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

Online Etymology:

teal

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "small freshwater duck", probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate with Middle Dutch teling "teal", Middle Low German telink, ... (23 of 50 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=teal

Wiktionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate with Middle Dutch teling ("teal") Middle Low German telink, from West Germanic *taili. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and... (39 of 44 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/teal

New World Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Origin: Middle English tele, akin to Dutch taling, Middle Low German telink, teal

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/teal

Collins Dictionary:

teal

First use: 14th century

Origin: related to Middle Low German tēlink, Middle Dutch tēling

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

Merriam-Webster:

teal | teals [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch teling teal

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

Oxford Dictionary:

teal | green-winged | teal blue

Origin: Middle English: of unknown origin; related to Dutch teling

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/teal

American Heritage Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Origin: Middle English tele.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/teal

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

teal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "teal"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "teal"

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

teal [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "teal"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "teal"

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

teal [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "teal"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

teal [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "teal"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "teal"

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

the Free Dictionary:

teal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "teal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "teal"

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/teal

Google Dictionary:

teal | teals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "teal"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=teal

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

teal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "teal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=teal​0001 word=teal

YourDictionary Audio:

teal

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/teal

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