What does the word mallard mean?

Usage examples for mallard

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