- Waterfowl Wa"ter*fowl`, n.
Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers,
lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Waterfowl — are certain wildfowl of the order Anseriformes, especially members of the family Anatidae, which includes ducks, geese, and swans.They are strong swimmers with medium to large bodies. They have historically been an important food source, and… … Wikipedia
waterfowl — [wôt′ərfoul΄] n. pl. waterfowls or waterfowl a water bird; esp., any of a family (Anatidae, order Anseriformes) of birds consisting of ducks, geese, and swans … English World dictionary
waterfowl — c.1300, from WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + FOWL (Cf. fowl). Cf. O.H.G. wazzarvogel, Du. watervogel … Etymology dictionary
waterfowl — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ ducks, geese, or other large aquatic birds … English terms dictionary
waterfowl — UK [ˈwɔːtə(r)ˌfaʊl] / US [ˈwɔtərˌfaʊl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms waterfowl : singular waterfowl plural waterfowl formal a water bird … English dictionary
waterfowl — /waw teuhr fowl , wot euhr /, n., pl. waterfowls, (esp. collectively) waterfowl. 1. a water bird, esp. a swimming bird. 2. such birds taken collectively, esp. the swans, geese, and ducks. [1250 1300; ME; c. G Wasservogel; see WATER, FOWL] * * *… … Universalium
waterfowl — wa|ter|fowl [ˈwo:təfaul US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] n plural waterfowl [U and C] a wild bird that swims and lives near water ▪ the varied waterfowl of North America … Dictionary of contemporary English
waterfowl — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)faʊl[/t]] N COUNT (waterfowl is both the singular and the plural form.) Waterfowl are birds that swim in water, especially ducks, geese, and swans … English dictionary
waterfowl — noun plural waterfowl (C, U) a bird that swims in water, such as a duck, goose 1 (1) etc … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
waterfowl — /ˈwɔtəfaʊl/ (say wawtuhfowl) noun (plural waterfowls, waterfowl) a waterbird, especially a swimming bird … Australian English dictionary