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Definition of the noun american merganser
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- common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
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by Vin T. Sparano
SIZE: Relatively large for a duck, the American merganser measures 21 to 27 inches in length. FLIGHT SPEED: Mergansers have been clocked at speeds as fast as I00 miles an hour. FOOD: A major section of the diet consists of fish, but tiny ...
by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Josiah Seymour Currey
Ducks and Geese-Family Anatidae: 12:9, American Merganser; 130, Redbreasted Merganser: 131, Hooded Merganser; ...
NELSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA (1907)
The American merganser (M. Ameri- canus) has ...
An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings
The American merganser (M. Americanus) has no crest or brown band of streaks on the breast; it breeds commonly in Canada. The hooded merganser (Ll. cucullatus) is smaller. and has a large black and white crest and reddish sides.
The American merganser or sheldrake, Mergus americanus. [Connecticut.] velvet -bur (vel'vet-bër), n. See Priva. velvet-cloth (vel'vet-klóth), n., Aplain smooth cloth with a #" used in embroidery. Dict. of Needlework. velvet-ear (vel'vet-ér), n.
A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World
The American merganser or sheldrake, Mergus americanus. [Connecticut.] velvet -bur (vel'vet-bër), n. See Priva. velvet-cloth (vel'vet-klöth), n. A plain smooth cloth with a #". used in embroidery. Dict. of Needlework. velvet-ear (vel'vet-ér), n.
by Noah Webster
American merganser. shelf ...
The Century Dictionary (1895)
An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
The American merganser or sheldrake, Mergus americanus. [Connecticut.] Velvet -bur (vel'vet-bër), n. See Priva. velvet-cloth (vel'vet-klóth), n. A plain smooth cloth with a gloss, used in embroidery. Dict. of Needlework. velvet-ear (vel'vet-ér), n.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
The American merganser or ...
Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)
An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use
An American gunners' name for Mergus americanus, the American merganser. ( Trumbull.) Called also Weaser Sheldrake. (See etym.) wéas'-ör shé1'-drāke, s. Ornith. : The weaser (q.v., Sup.). wéath -er cast, s. Aforecast of the weather. wéath ...
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