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Definition of sheldrake:

  1. Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. ( T. cornuta, tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows.
  2. Any one of the American mergansers.

Synonyms:

merganser, fish duck, sawbill.

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