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Definition 1: Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill - [noun denoting animal]

(sheldrake is a kind of ...) small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) female sheldrake

(... is a member of sheldrake) sheldrakes

Definition 2: large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sheldrake in the sense of this definition

(sheldrake is a kind of ...) any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) common merganser of Europe and North America

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) widely distributed merganser of America and Europe

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia

(... is a kind of sheldrake ) small North American duck with a high circular crest on the male's head

(... is a member of sheldrake) mergansers

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