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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Widgeon  \Widg"eon\,  n.  [Probably  from  an  old  French  form  of  F. 
  vigeon,  vingeon  gingeon  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  L.  vipio 
  -onis,  a  kind  of  small  crane.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}. 
 
  {Bald-faced},  or  {Green-headed},  widgeon,  the  American 
  widgeon. 
 
  {Black  widgeon},  the  European  tufted  duck. 
 
  {Gray  widgeon}. 
  a  The  gadwall. 
  b  The  pintail  duck. 
 
  {Great  headed  widgeon},  the  poachard. 
 
  {Pied  widgeon}. 
  a  The  poachard. 
  b  The  goosander. 
 
  {Saw-billed  widgeon},  the  merganser. 
 
  {Sea  widgeon}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Spear  widgeon},  the  goosander.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Spoonbilled  widgeon},  the  shoveler. 
 
  {White  widgeon},  the  smew. 
 
  {Wood  widgeon},  the  wood  duck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scoter  \Sco"ter\,  n.  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  scote  to  plow  up.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  northern  sea  ducks  of  the  genus 
  {Oidemia}. 
 
  Note:  The  European  scoters  are  {Oidemia  nigra},  called  also 
  {black  duck},  {black  diver},  {surf  duck};  and  the 
  velvet,  or  double,  scoter  ({O.  fusca}).  The  common 
  American  species  are  the  velvet,  or  white-winged, 
  scoter  ({O.  Deglandi}),  called  also  {velvet  duck}, 
  {white-wing},  {bull  coot},  {white-winged  coot};  the 
  black  scoter  ({O.  Americana}),  called  also  {black 
  coot},  {butterbill},  {coppernose};  and  the  surf  scoter, 
  or  surf  duck  ({O.  perspicillata}),  called  also 
  {baldpate},  {skunkhead},  {horsehead},  {patchhead}, 
  {pishaug},  and  spectacled  coot.  These  birds  are 
  collectively  called  also  {coots}.  The  females  and  young 
  are  called  gray  coots,  and  brown  coots. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baldpate  \Bald"pate`\,  n. 
  1.  A  baldheaded  person.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  American  widgeon  ({Anas  Americana}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baldpate  \Bald"pate`\,  Baldpated  \Bald"pat`ed\,  a. 
  Destitute  of  hair  on  the  head;  baldheaded.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baldpate 
  n  1:  a  person  whose  head  is  bald  [syn:  {baldhead},  {baldy}] 
  2:  American  widgeon  the  male  of  which  has  a  white  crown  [syn:  {American 
  widgeon},  {Anas  americana}] 




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