1. [syn: hooded merganser, hooded sheldrake, Lophodytes cucullatus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hooded \Hood"ed\, a.
1. Covered with a hood.
2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
3. Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of
paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip.
(a) Having the head conspicuously different in color from
the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
(b) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or
neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake.
Hooded crow, a European crow (Corvus cornix); -- called
also hoody, dun crow, and royston crow.
Hooded gull, the European black-headed pewit or gull.
Hooded merganser. See Merganser.
Hooded seal, a large North Atlantic seal (Cystophora
cristata). The male has a large, inflatible, hoodlike sac
upon the head. Called also hoodcap.
Hooded sheldrake, the hooded merganser. See Merganser.
Hooded snake. See Cobra de capello, Asp, Haje, etc.
Hooded warbler, a small American warbler (Sylvania
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small North American duck with a high circular crest on the
male's head [syn: hooded merganser, hooded sheldrake,