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NOUN (2)

1. a person whose head is bald;
[syn: baldhead, baldpate, baldy]

2. a widgeon the male of which has a white crown;
[syn: American widgeon, baldpate, Anas americana]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoter \Sco"ter\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia. [1913 Webster] Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet, or double, scoter (Oidemia fusca). The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter (Oidemia Deglandi), called also velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter (Oidemia Americana), called also black coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck (Oidemia perspicillata), called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead, pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young are called gray coots, and brown coots. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Widgeon \Widg"eon\, n. [Probably from an old French form of F. vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio, -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus Anas. The common European widgeon (Anas penelope) and the American widgeon (Anas Americana) are the most important species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate, baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and whitebelly. [1913 Webster] Bald-faced widgeon, or Green-headed widgeon, the American widgeon. Black widgeon, the European tufted duck. Gray widgeon. (a) The gadwall. (b) The pintail duck. Great headed widgeon, the poachard. Pied widgeon. (a) The poachard. (b) The goosander. Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser. Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary. Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.] Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler. White widgeon, the smew. Wood widgeon, the wood duck. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Baldpate \Bald"pate`\, n. 1. A baldheaded person. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The American widgeon (Anas Americana). [1913 Webster] Baldpate
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Baldpate \Bald"pate`\, Baldpated \Bald"pat`ed\, a. Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

baldpate n 1: a person whose head is bald [syn: baldhead, baldpate, baldy] 2: a widgeon the male of which has a white crown [syn: American widgeon, baldpate, Anas americana]