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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canvasback  \Can"vas*back`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  Species  of  duck  ({Aythya  vallisneria}),  esteemed  for  the 
  delicacy  of  its  flesh.  It  visits  the  United  States  in  autumn; 
  particularly  Chesapeake  Bay  and  adjoining  waters;  --  so  named 
  from  the  markings  of  the  plumage  on  its  back 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canvasback 
  n  :  North  American  wild  duck  valued  for  sport  and  food  [syn:  {canvasback 
  duck},  {Aythya  valisineria}] 




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