Canvasback



a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown head and neck.
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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 Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
Memoirs of Orange Jacobs Orange Jacobs

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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