Definition of sea duck in English:

sea duck


  • Any of a number of ducks that frequent the sea, especially the eiders, scoters, and long-tailed duck.

    Tribes Somateriini (and Mergini), family Anatidae: several genera

    • ‘By contrast, information on the numbers and distribution of wintering divers and sea ducks remains a large gap in our knowledge.’
    • ‘Most ducks are omnivorous, but some are primarily herbivores and others (such as sea ducks and mergansers) are mostly carnivorous.’
    • ‘We recorded 20 species of sea ducks and other waterbirds, the. most abundant of which were common eiders.’