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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Merganser  \Mer*gan"ser\,  n.  [Sp.  merg['a]nsar,  fr  mergo  a  diver 
  (L.  mergus,  fr  mergere  to  dip,  dive)  +  ['a]nsar  goose,  L. 
  anser.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  bird  of  the  genus  {Merganser},  and  allied  genera.  They 
  are  allied  to  the  ducks,  but  have  a  sharply  serrated  bill. 
 
  Note:  The  red-breasted  merganser  ({Merganser  serrator}) 
  inhabits  both  hemispheres.  It  is  called  also  {sawbill}, 
  {harle},  and  {sheldrake}.  The  American  merganser  ({M. 
  Americanus}.)  and  the  hooded  merganser  ({Lophodytes 
  cucullatus})  are  well-known  species. 
 
  {White  merganser},  the  smew  or  white  nun. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harle  \Harle\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  red-breasted  merganser. 




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