Definition of Summer duck

1. Noun. Showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees.

Exact synonyms: Aix Sponsa, Wood Duck, Wood Widgeon
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Aix, Genus Aix
Specialized synonyms: Wood Drake



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Summer Duck

summer-camp
summer-house
summer-like
summer-stirring
summer-time
summer-work
summer and winter
summer boarder
summer camp
summer camps
summer cohosh
summer cottage
summer crookneck
summer cypress
summer damask rose
summer duck (current term)
summer fallow
summer flounder
summer haw
summer house
summer hyacinth
summer melt
summer pruning
summer pudding
summer puddings
summer redbird
summer resort
summer sausage
summer sausages
summer savory

Literary usage of Summer duck

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1. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"It is called the wood duck, from the circumstance of its breeding in hollow trees; and the summer duck, from remaining with us chiefly during the ..."

2. Frank Forester's Field sports of the United States and British provinces of by Henry William Herbert (1860)
"THE WOOD DUCK—summer duck. Anas Sponsa. " Male, 2CH.28. Female, 19J. " Breeds throughout the country from Texas to the Colum- ..."

3. Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States, and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1864)
"THE WOOD DUCK —summer duck. Anas Sponsa. " Male, 20i.28. Female, 19£. " Breeds throughout the country from Texas to the Colum- ..."

4. Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild by William Bruce Leffingwell (1888)
"WOOD DUCK—summer duck. '' Now Nature hangs her mantle green On every blooming ... They are rightly named summer duck, they are so different from all others. ..."

5. The Architecture of Birds by James Rennie (1833)
"The beautiful pendent crest of the summer-duck arises from a base of glossy golden green, shading off into a rich violet brown, dashed with interrupted ..."

6. Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild by William Bruce Leffingwell (1888)
"WOOD DUCK—summer duck. " Now Nature hangs her mantle green On every blooming tree, And spreads her sheets of daisies white Out o'er the grassy lea. ..."

7. American Game in Its Seasons by Henry William Herbert (1853)
"THE summer duck, OR WOOD DUCK. Anas Sponsa. THIS lovely species of the most ... Its more correct title, " summer duck," is referable to the fact, ..."

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