merganser, fish duck, sawbill, sheldrake(noun)
large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
common name for various Old World duck species of the genus tadorna
a male shelduck
Origin: from sheld- (akin to shillede 'parti-colored') + drake 'male duck'
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
any one of the American mergansers
Origin: [Sheld + drake.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
The Anas tadorna, a large species of wild duck.
The numerical value of sheldrake in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sheldrake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2