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bufflehead


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffel  duck  \Buf"fel  duck\  (b[u^]f"f[e^]l  d[u^]k`).  [See 
  {Buffalo}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  duck  ({Charitonetta  albeola});  the  spirit  duck,  or 
  butterball.  The  head  of  the  male  is  covered  with  numerous 
  elongated  feathers,  and  thus  appears  large  Called  also 
  {bufflehead}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bufflehead  \Buf"fle*head`\,  n.  [Buffle  +  head.] 
  1.  One  who  has  a  large  head;  a  heavy,  stupid  fellow.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  makes  you  stare  so  bufflehead?  --Plautus 
  (trans.  1694). 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  buffel  duck.  See  {Buffel  duck}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bufflehead 
  n  :  small  North  American  diving  duck;  males  have  bushy  head 
  plumage  [syn:  {butterball},  {dipper},  {Bucephela  albeola}] 




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