Anas platyrhynchos (domesticus), Mallard-derived domestic breeds, including Pekin, Rouen, Campbell, Call, Runner; Cairina moschata, Muscovy duck
From Middle English *dukken, from Old English *ducan, *duccan; a secondary verb akin to Middle English duken, douken, from Old English *dūcan, from Proto-West Germanic *dūkan, from Proto-Germanic *dūkaną, probably from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewb- (whence Proto-Germanic *dūbaną).
Related to Scots dulk, Middle Dutch ducken, Low German ducken, German ducken, Danish dukke, dykke. Related also to Scots dook, douk, West Frisian dûke, Dutch duiken, Low German duken, German tauchen, Swedish dyka.
From Middle English doke, ducke, dukke, dokke, douke, duke, from Old English duce, dūce, from Old English *dūcan ("to dip, dive, duck"), from Proto-West Germanic *dūkan, from Proto-Germanic *dūkaną ("to dive, bend down"). See verb above.
Cognate with Scots duik, duke, dook, Danish dukand, dykand, Swedish dykfågel ("a diver, diving bird, plungeon"), Middle Dutch duycker ("diver"), Low German düker ("diver").
From Dutch doek, from Middle Dutch doeck, doec, from Old Dutch *dōc, from Proto-West Germanic *dōk, from Proto-Germanic *dōkaz ("cloth, rag"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwōg-, *dwōk-. Cognate with German Tuch ("cloth"), Swedish duk ("cloth, canvas"), Icelandic dúkur ("cloth, fabric"). doek.
Potteries dialect, Black Country dialect and dialects of the former territory of Mercia (central England). Compare Danish dukke, Swedish docka, dialectal English doxy.
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