Canvas-back



a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown head and neck.
Historical Examples

Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
The American Senator Anthony Trollope
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [February, 1898] Various
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie
North America, Volume I (of 2) Anthony Trollope
Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid

noun (pl) -backs, -back
a North American diving duck, Aythyra valisineria, the male of which has a white body and reddish-brown head
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    a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown head and neck. Historical Examples Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues The Wonder Book of Knowledge Various Mr. Munchausen John Kendrick Bangs The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald Endurance Test Alan Douglas Game Birds and […]

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    a lightweight cotton or linen fabric.



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    a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used for tents, sails, etc. a piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made. a painting on canvas. a tent, or tents collectively. sailcloth. sails collectively. any fabric of linen, cotton, or hemp of a coarse loose weave used as a […]



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