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Melanetta

Definition of the noun Melanetta

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Melanetta is a genus of Anatidae, described by Gray in 1840.

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Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

(Melanetta velvetina.) The coot or white wing. So called, perhaps, from the bright red of the bill near the nostril. Connecticut. Snug. A projection or shoulder against which a piece fits, in machinery. To snug. To conceal from the owner; to purloin.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

A scoter; one of the large black sea-ducks of the genera (Edemia, Pelionetta, and Melanetta. The black scoter, (Edemia americana, is called black coot, and the velvet scoter, Melanetta fusca velvetina, is the white-winged coot. [New Eng.] 4.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

A scoter; one of the large black sea-ducks of the genera (Edemia, Pelionetta, and Melanetta. The black scoter, (Edemia americana, is called black coot, and the velvet scoter, Melanetta fusca velvetina, is the white-winged coot. [New Eng.] 4.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

A scoter; one of the large black sea-ducks of the genera (Edemia, Pelionetta, and Melanetta. The black scoter, (Edemia americana, is called black coot, and the velvet scoter, Melametta fusca velvetina, is the white-winged coot. [New Eng.] 4.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

A scoter; one of the large black sea-ducks of the genera (Edemia, Pelionetta, and Melanetta. The black scoter, GEdemia americana, is called black coot, and the velvet scoter, Melanetta fusca velvetina, is the white-winged coot. [New Eng.] 4.

Google previewEncyclopaedic 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

melanetta) is a synonym of Harelda. [HARELD, IV. 125.] mêl-on-gé-na, s. [Mod. Lat., from Gr. anAov (melon) = an apple, and yévos (genos) :- kind.] Zool. : A genus of rachiglossate Gastropoda, usually placed in the family Turbinellidae, but ...

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Scrabble value of M3E1L1A1N1E1T1T1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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