Definition of American merganser

1. Noun. Common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander.

Exact synonyms: Mergus Merganser Americanus
Group relationships: Genus Mergus, Mergus
Generic synonyms: Fish Duck, Merganser, Sawbill, Sheldrake



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Merganser

American language
American larch
American laurel
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser (current term)
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe
American mountain ash
American night heron
American oil palm
American olive
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady
American painted ladys
American parasol

Literary usage of American merganser

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1. Guide to the Systematic Use of the North American Bird and Nature Study: A by Harold Brough Shinn, Gerard Alan Abbott (1912)
"American merganser. 25 in. The American merganser, commonly known as the merganser, is larger than the red-breasted or hooded. The mergansers are common ..."

2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1903)
"The eggs are smaller than those of the American merganser and of a darker tint, being yellowish- drab or warm drab ; average size 2.50 x 1.70. ..."

3. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"The American merganser is essentially a fresh-water bird, ... In habits, the American merganser closely resembles the Red-breasted Merganser, from which it ..."

4. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"American merganser; Goosander; Fish-duck ; Sheldrake. DESCRIPTION. ... The American Merganser is the most abundant of the three species inhabiting this ..."

5. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"American merganser. 2. Feathering at base of upper mandible on sides forming a distinct prominent ..."

6. The Naturalist of the Saint Croix: Memoir of George A. Boardman by Samuel Lane Boardman (1903)
"One of these was that of the large Sheldrake ; another that of the Canada Jay; another that of the Crossbill; another that of the American merganser. ..."

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