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Duck: OED: 1. a. A small fresh-water fowl, Querquedula or Anas crecca, or other species of the genus, the smallest of the ducks, widely distributed in Europe, Asia, and America; also locally applied to other genera of the Anatidæ. Also as collective pl.
Du. has a deriv. form taling, teling masc., in Kilian teelingh
MDu. têling, teiling, MLG. têlink masc., teal.
1661 LOVELL Hist. Anim. & Min. 183 Teales and Widgins... Commonly they are very fat and sweet of taste.