Definition of widgeon:
- 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.
- "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", Stewart Edward White.
It is a handsome light brown bird, about the size of an English widgeon, but there is no peculiar formation in the feet to enable them to cling to a bough; they are bona fide ducks with the common flat web foot.- "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
- "Prisoners of Poverty Abroad", Helen Campbell.