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eider Explained

eider at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1743, from Ger. Eider or Du. eider, both from O.N. ?i?¢®ar, gen. of ?i?¢®r "duck." ///

eider at German => English Of Explained:


eider at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several species of large diving ducks (in tribes Mergini and Somateriini) that are heavy and round-bodied, with a humped bill that produces a characteristic sloping profile. Eiders are the source of eiderdown, feathers that the hen plucks from her breast to line the nest and insulate her eggs. Eiderdown is used as a warm filling for jackets, pillows, quilts, and sleeping bags. Hens are mottled brown, but drakes (males) are boldly patterned, with a green pigment on the head. Eiders live in the cold far north.

Eider at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eider \Ei"der\, n. [Of Scand. origin, cf. Icel [ae]?r; akin to
Sw. eider, Dan. ederfugl.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of sea duck of the genus {Somateria}, esp.
{Somateria mollissima}, which breeds in the northern parts of
Europe and America, and lines its nest with fine down (taken
from its own body) which is an article of commerce; -- called
also {eider duck}. The American eider ({S. Dresseri}), the
king eider ({S. spectabilis}), and the spectacled eider
({Arctonetta Fischeri}) are related species.

{Eider down}. [Cf. Icel. [ae][eth]ard[=u]n, Sw. eiderd[=u]n,
Dan. ederduun.] Down of the eider duck, much sought after
as an article of luxury.

eider at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine
soft down of the females [syn: {eider duck}]

eider at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Eider


Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Somateria_mollis_Paar_Weibchen_cop_best2.jpg|thumb|250px|eiders


From Inter: etyl » is|en æðar, genitive of æðr, probably reaching English via Inter: etyl » sv|en eider (now ejder), from a North Germanic root.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈaɪdə/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any species of sea duck of the genera Polysticta or Somateria, which lines its nest with fine down (taken from its own body).

    Derived terms

    * eiderdown
    • common eider, Somateria mollissima
    • king eider, Somateria spectabilis
    • spectacled eider, Somateria fischeri
    • Steller's eider, Polysticta stelleri


      Inter: trans-top » duck of genus Somateria
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гага|f|tr=gága|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|edderfugl|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eidereend
    • Faroese: Inter: t+ » fo|æða|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|haahka
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|eider|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eiderente|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|σωματερία|f|tr=somatería|sc=Grek
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|æður, Inter: t+ » is|æðarfugl
    • Inari Sami: Inter: tø » smn|havdâ, Inter: tø » smn|havđâ
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|éadar|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lule Sami: Inter: tø » smj|ávdda
  • Northern Sami: Inter: tø » se|hávda
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|ær|f or {{m}}, Inter: t+ » no|ærfugl|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|edredon|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гага|f|tr=gága|sc=Cyrl
  • Skolt Sami: Inter: tø » sms|audd
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|eider|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ejder|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|pufla
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|гага|f|tr=háha|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Birds -
    Translation: et » eider
    Translation: fr » eider
    Translation: io » eider
    Translation: lt » eider
    Translation: pl » eider
    Translation: ru » eider
    Translation: fi » eider
    Translation: ta » eider
    Translation: vi » eider
    Translation: zh » eider

    Eider at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » eider


    Inter: wikipedia » Eider River


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈaɪdə/

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A river in Germany, the boundary between Schleswig and Holstein.


    Inter: trans-top » Eider River
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Ejderen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eider

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|Egdor
  • Old English: fīfeldōr {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Germany -
    Category: Category:en:Rivers -
    Translation: de » Eider
    Translation: eu » Eider
    Translation: ko » Eider
    Translation: io » Eider