One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The pintail duck, Anas acuta.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Herbert (1807–1858), sportsman and writer. In allusion to the long pointed tail of the passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius (see e.g. quot. 1955.
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