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waterfowl Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun freshwater aquatic bird
    water bird; waterbird.
WordNet

Wa"ter*fowl` noun
Definitions
  1. Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used also collectively. ✍ Of aquatic fowls, some are waders, or furnished with long legs; others are swimmers, or furnished with webbed feet.

Webster 1913