What does sheldrake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merganser, fish duck, sawbill, sheldrake(noun)

    large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

  2. sheldrake(noun)

    Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill


  1. sheldrake(Noun)

    common name for various Old World duck species of the genus tadorna

    Etymology: from sheld- (akin to shillede 'parti-colored') + drake 'male duck'

  2. sheldrake(Noun)


    Etymology: from sheld- (akin to shillede 'parti-colored') + drake 'male duck'

  3. sheldrake(Noun)

    a male shelduck

    Etymology: from sheld- (akin to shillede 'parti-colored') + drake 'male duck'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheldrake(noun)

    any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. (T. cornuta, / tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows

    Etymology: [Sheld + drake.]

  2. Sheldrake(noun)

    any one of the American mergansers

    Etymology: [Sheld + drake.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sheldrake

    shel′drāk, n. a genus of birds of the Duck family Anatidæ, having the hind-toe free:—fem. Shel′duck. [A.S. scyld, a shield, and drake.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sheldrake

    The Anas tadorna, a large species of wild duck.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheldrake in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheldrake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sheldrake in a Sentence

  1. Joel S. Goldsmith:

    I am not certain of the exact wording or the book it is in, but the essence of the statement is, When you meditate you facilitate the growth of the entire world. I have searched the internet but have not found it. It is such a profound statement it deserves to be listed with his other quotations, and he even said it before RUPERT SHELDRAKE POSTULATED MORPHOGENETIC RESONANCE.

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