English version

teal in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtealteal /tiːl/ noun  1 [countable]HBB a small wild duck2 [uncountable]CC a greenish-blue colour
Examples from the Corpus
tealI picked out two golden-eye amongst teal and wigeon.A shiver of magenta vibrates a yellow aureole of wall, dark teal scribbles a cloud of gray-blue floor.She was in marvellous form - exactly the same Ivy, talking a great teal about money.Hawk and heron, teal and lapwing make a habitat in the tall brush and skimpy trees.Clearly, they are the real deal in teal.Wildfowl are numerous in winter with thousands of teal as well as wigeon, pintail and shoveler.Through binoculars we recognised shoveler, teal, pochard and tufted duck, all of which breed in the pools.On deeper water teal, mallard and great crested grebes bobbed and coots squawked and chased each other noisily.