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Definition of widgeon:

  1. Any one of several species of fresh- water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus Anas. The common European widgeon ( Anas penelope) and the American widgeon ( A. Americana) are the most important species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate, baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and whitebelly.

Synonyms:

Anas Penelope, wigeon.

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