Canvasback

Definition of Canvasback

Can´vas`back`
n.1.(Zool.) A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; - so named from the markings of the plumage on its back.

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Aythya, Aythya valisineria, canvasback duck, duck, genus Aythya
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