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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishduckduck1 /dʌk/ ●●● S3 noun  1 ldoce_077.png [countable]HBB a very common water bird with short legs and a wide beak, used for its meat, eggs, and soft feathers2 [countable]HBB a female duckdrake3 [uncountable]DFF the meat of a duck used as food roast duck with orange sauce4 take to something like a duck to water5 (also ducks)FRIENDLYTALK TO somebody British English spoken used to speak to someone, especially a woman, in a friendly way What can I get you, ducks?6 [countable]DSC a score of zero by a batsman in a game of cricket dead duck, lame duck, → like water off a duck’s back at water1(8), → ducks and drakes, sitting duckCOLLOCATIONSverbsa duck quacks (=makes the sound ducks make)The ducks on the river started quacking.a duck waddles (=walks moving its body from side to side)Ducks were waddling across the grass.a duck paddles (=swims by moving its feet under the water)Ducks and swans paddled towards us.a duck dives (=puts its head down under the water)A single wild duck was swimming and diving.a duck bobs (=moves up and down on the water)They watched the ducks bobbing up and down on the waves.duck + NOUNa duck pond (=a small area of water where there are ducks)The park has a duck pond which the children like.
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duckMost commercial ducks now come from farms in Northern California or the Midwest states, especially Indiana.The particular larva around which a mussel pearl forms lives in its adult stage in the eider duck.In the moonlight it appeared more like a great slab of concrete than a refuge for ducks.He went to the brook, and shot a little duck, Right through the middle of the head, head, head.roast duckWhen removing the legs from the duck, make sure to leave enough skin around them to cover the meat.