Part of speech: noun

The common wild duck; formerly, its drake.

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Usage examples "mallard":

  1. What is the matter with Monsieur Mallard?" - "The Right of Way, Volume 3.", Gilbert Parker.
  2. Potts was ready for any amount of trouble; Mallard the same. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. It is a fine bird in point of size, but cannot boast the plumage of our mallard. - "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.