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Definition of shoveler:

  1. A river duck ( Spatula clypeata), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green, blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and neck are dark green. Called also broadbill, spoonbill, shovelbill, and maiden duck. The Australian shoveler, or shovel- nosed duck ( S. rhynchotis), is a similar species.
  2. One who, or that which, shovels.


Anas Clypeata, scaup, broadbill, shoveller, boatbill, scaup duck, boat-billed heron, bluebill.

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