[ UK /mˈælɑːd/ ]
[ US /ˈmæɫɝd/ ]
  1. wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
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How To Use mallard In A Sentence

  • The mallards, golden-eyes and trumpeters were still there, working the shallows of the river for aquatic plants.
  • There were painted mallards, wood ducks, and mergansers carved where possible in and on the armrests, in fact.
  • Emerald-headed mallards bob alongside kayakers in the river's riffles of whitewater.
  • As the sex ratio in the adult population of mallards tends to be biased toward males, some males remain unpaired during the breeding season.
  • On your walk you will probably see mallards, grebes, canvasbacks and coons and perhaps snapping turtles and white pelicans.
  • More than 218 species have been recorded on the reserve, including mallards, teal, widgin, great crested grebes, pochard, wild geese and Canada geese.
  • A deer was said to be broken, a cony unlaced, a pheasant, partridge, or quail winged, a pigeon or a woodcock thighed, a plover minced, a mallard unbraced. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine
  • It is known as a wintering site for whooper swans, which arrive from Iceland, and wildfowl such as widgeon, teal and mallard.
  • A mallard suddenly took wing, rising steeply into the air with an angry squawk.
  • I watched lapwings competing for nest sites on the damp fields where I also saw pheasants, grey partridges, teal and mallards.
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