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Mallard vs. Duck

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mallard and Duck is that the Mallard is a dabbling duck and Duck is a common name for many species in the bird family Anatidae which go QUAB.

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  • Mallard (noun)

    A common and widespread dabbling duck, Anas platyrhynchos, whose male has a distinctive dark green head.

  • Duck (verb)

    To quickly lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something.

  • Duck (verb)

    To quickly lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.

  • Duck (verb)

    To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.

  • Duck (verb)

    To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.

  • Duck (verb)

    To bow.

  • Duck (verb)

    To evade doing something.

  • Duck (verb)

    To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.

  • Duck (verb)

    To enter a place for a short moment.

    "I'm just going to duck into the loo for a minute, can you hold my bag?"

  • Duck (noun)

    An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.

  • Duck (noun)

    Specifically, an adult female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.

  • Duck (noun)

    The flesh of a duck used as food.

  • Duck (noun)

    A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)

  • Duck (noun)

    A playing card with the rank of two.

  • Duck (noun)

    A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space.

  • Duck (noun)

    A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.

    "A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly."

  • Duck (noun)

    A shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games.

  • Duck (noun)

    A cairn used to mark a trail.

  • Duck (noun)

    One of the weights used to hold a spline in place for the purpose of drawing a curve.

  • Duck (noun)

    A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.

  • Duck (noun)

    Trousers made of such material.

  • Duck (noun)

    A term of endearment; pet; darling.

    "And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck (William Shakespeare - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act 2, Scene 3)."

  • Duck (noun)

    Dear, mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).

    "Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?"

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Mallard (noun)

    A drake; the male of Anas boschas.

  • Mallard (noun)

    A large wild duck (Anas boschas) inhabiting both America and Europe. The domestic duck has descended from this species. Called also greenhead.

  • Duck (noun)

    A pet; a darling.

  • Duck (noun)

    A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, - used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.

  • Duck (noun)

    The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.

  • Duck (noun)

    Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.

  • Duck (noun)

    A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.

  • Duck

    To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.

  • Duck

    To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.

  • Duck

    To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.

  • Duck (verb)

    To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.

  • Duck (verb)

    To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mallard (noun)

    wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed

  • Duck (noun)

    small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

  • Duck (noun)

    (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

  • Duck (noun)

    flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

  • Duck (noun)

    a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

  • Duck (verb)

    to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;

    "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"

  • Duck (verb)

    submerge or plunge suddenly

  • Duck (verb)

    dip into a liquid;

    "He dipped into the pool"

  • Duck (verb)

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);

    "He dodged the issue"

    "she skirted the problem"

    "They tend to evade their responsibilities"

    "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Princeton's WordNet

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