Poach"ard (?), n. [From Poach to stab.] [Written also pocard, pochard.] Zool. (a)
A common European duck (Aythya ferina); -- called also goldhead, poker, and fresh-water, or red-headed, widgeon.
The American redhead, which is closely allied to the European poachard.
Red-crested poachard Zool., an Old World duck (Branta rufina). -- Scaup poachard, the scaup duck. -- Tufted poachard, a scaup duck (Aythya, ∨ Fuligula cristata), native of Europe and Asia.
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