One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
proper nounPlural Aylesburys
A town in south central England, the county town of Buckinghamshire; population 69,300 (est. 2008).
A domestic duck of a breed with white plumage.
- ‘The ducks, from Silver and Apricot Call Ducks to Muscovies and of course his champion Aylesburys, appear to be in heaven.’
- ‘Keith runs an organic smallholding and keeps free range hens and these Aylesbury duck.’
- ‘It was also introduced to Europe and the famous Aylesbury duck of England is, if not exactly the same variety, a very close approximation.’
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