- a North American diving duck, Aythyra valisineria, the male of which has a white body and reddish-brown head
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can•vas•back /ˈkænvəsˌbæk/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -backs, (esp. when thought of as a group) -back.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Birdsa North American duck, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish brown head and neck.
can•vas•back (kan′vəs bak′),USA pronunciation n., pl. -backs, (esp. collectively) -back.
- Birdsa North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown head and neck.
- after the canvaslike color of its back 1595–1605, American.
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canvasback /ˈkænvəsˌbæk/ n ( pl -backs, -back)
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