Crossword clues for wigeon
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wigeon \Wi"geon\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A widgeon. [R.]
alt. Any of three freshwater dabbling ducks. n. Any of three freshwater dabbling ducks.
n. freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals [syn: widgeon, Anas penelope]
The wigeons or widgeons are dabbling ducks in the genus Anas.
Usage examples of "wigeon".
Of course, it would be clear to anyone with wits Zephyr needed no reins to control her, but Amy was willing to play the feebleminded wigeon if it suited her purpose.
It was ridiculous to be pretending to be a pretty wigeon in order to catch a husband.
And when the hard frosts did come they brought remarkable quantities of wigeon and pintail and even three great northern divers to glorify the mere.
Some duck passed over, wigeon by the sound of their wings, and broke the surface a hundred yards away with a surprising noise in this dead-still night.
It was thick and clamorous with birds, shocking-pink flamingos and white spoonbills, greylag geese and wigeon, black-wing stilts wading about on their absurd spindly legs, redshanks dipping their long bills for shellfish and insect "larvae, although they hadn't gotten ahead of the mosquitoes, from the clouds that buzzed about.
It was thick and clamorous with birds, shocking-pink flamingos and white spoonbills, greylag geese and wigeon, black-wing stilts wading about on their absurd spindly legs, redshanks dipping their long bills for shellfish and insect “larvae, although they hadn’t gotten ahead of the mosquitoes, from the clouds that buzzed about.
There was indeed a splendid wealth of birds on the water, including some very, very old friends such as wigeon, tufted duck, mallard and shoveller, perfectly at home among the neat little pygmy geese, knob-billed and spur-winged geese, white-faced tree-duck and the odd anhingas, to say nothing of the blue-breasted kingfisher that darted overhead and the steady patrol of vultures in the upper sky.