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whistler (duck)


a large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)



Original source:

Princeton WordNet


Bucephala clangula [species] | goldeneye | B. clangula [abbreviation, species]

All senses of whistler...

Definition references  (+images)


Common Goldeneye | Bucephala clangula [species] | Clangula clangula [species]

a medium-sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's Goldeneye. Adult males ranges from 45-52 cm and from 888 to 1400 grams, while females range from 40-50 cm and from 500 to 1182 grams. The ... (43 of 901 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Common Goldeneye

Random House Dictionary:

goldeneye | goldeneyeyes [plural] | goldeneyeye [collectively, plural] | golden-eyed fly [synonym, sense-specific] | Bucephala clangula [species, sense-specific]

either of two diving ducks of Eurasia and North America, or "B. islandica" (Barrow's goldeneye), of North America, having bright yellow eyes. | a ... (23 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

goldeneye | Bucephala clangula [species, sense-specific] | Bucephala islandica [species, sense-specific]

Either of two diving ducks of northern regions, having a short black bill, a rounded head, and yellow eyes. | Any of various lacewings of the family ... (26 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

goldeneye | goldeneyeyes [plural] | goldeneyeye [plural] | Bucephala clangula [species]

a swift, diving wild duck of North America and the Old World, with yellow eyes, a dark-green back, and a white breast (22 of 31 words, pronunciation)



Bucephala clangula | Bucephala [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Bucephala -- the common goldeneye. (10 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Bucephala clangula

Britannica Encyclopedia:

goldeneye [duck] | Whistler [synonym]

either of two species of small, yellow-eyed diving ducks, which produce a characteristic whistling sound with their rapidly beating wings. The common ... (22 of 144 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

goldeneye | goldeneyeyes [plural] | goldeneyeye [plural]

either of two black-and-white diving ducks, "Bucephala clangula" or "B. islandica", of northern regions | any lacewing of the family "Chrysopidae" ... (20 of 308 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

goldeneye | goldeneyes [related]

a migratory northern diving duck, the male of which has a dark head with a white cheek patch and yellow eyes.; Genus Bucephala, family Anatidae: two ... (26 of 56 words, pronunciation)



goldeneye | Bucephala [genus, sense-specific]

either of two diving ducks (genus Bucephala) with small yellow eyes ; ... | a lacewing (family Chrysopidae) with yellow eyes (20 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


ground-living rodent of the genus "Marmota", of the squirrel family, closely related to the ground squirrel, prairie dog, and chipmunk. Marmots are ... (22 of 267 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

duck [verb] | ducked [past tense] | ducking [present participle] | ducks [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to lower your head or head and body quickly, in order to move under something or to avoid being hit | [transitive] to force ... (24 of 142 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/duck 14

duck | ducks [plural] | duck or ducks | take to something like a duck to water

[countable] a water bird with short legs, webbed feet (=with skin between ... | [countable] a zero score by a batsman in a game of cricket | "duck or ... (27 of 130 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

duck [entry 1]

a bird that lives by water, has webbed feet (feet with skin between the toes), a short neck and a large beak | the meat of this bird (27 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

duck [entry 2, British, old-fashioned informal] | ducks

a friendly way of talking to someone you like (9 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

duck [entry 3]

to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, especially to avoid being hit | to push someone underwater for a short time | to move ... (28 of 90 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/duck 3

Encarta Dictionary:

goldeneye | goldeneyes [plural]

a black-and-white diving duck with yellow eyes. Native to: northern regions. Latin name Bucephala clangula, Bucephala islandica. | an insect with ... (20 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614536​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

whistler | Whistler

Audio: British English pronunciation of "whistler"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Whistler"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Whistler"

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


Google Dictionary:

whistler | whistlers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "whistler"


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "whistler"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=whistl​05 word=whistler


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Whistler"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixwhi​02 word=Whistler

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