meaning of canvasback

canvasback meaning in General Dictionary

a types of duck Aythya vallisneria esteemed the delicacy of their flesh It visits the usa in autumn specifically Chesapeake Bay and adjoining seas so-named from markings for the plumage on its straight back

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  • North American wild duck valued for sport and meals
  • A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of the skin. It visits the United States in autumn; specifically Chesapeake Bay and adjoining seas; -- so-named from the markings associated with plumage on its straight back.