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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: sheldrake(0.01700 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to sheldrake.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender
hooked bill with serrated edges [syn: merganser, fish duck
2: Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with
variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
English → English (gcide)
Goosander \Goos"an`der\, n. [OE. gossander, a tautological word
formed fr. goose + gander. Cf. Merganser.] (Zo["o]l.)
A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe
and America; -- called also merganser, dundiver,
sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See
Merganser \Mer*gan"ser\, n. [Sp. merg['a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver
(L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + ['a]nsar goose, L.
Any bird of the genus Mergus (Merganser), and allied
genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are allied to the
ducks, but have a sharply serrated bill, eat fish, and dive
for food. Also called fish duck.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: The red-breasted merganser (Merganser serrator)
inhabits both hemispheres. It is called also sawbill,
harle, and sheldrake. The American merganser
(Merganser Americanus.) and the hooded merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus) are well-known species.
White merganser, the smew or white nun.