ETYM Probably from an old French form of French vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. Latin vipio, -onis, a kind of small crane.
Freshwater duck, kind of fresh-water duck with light crown.
Freshwater duck of Eurasia and North Africa related to mallards and teals; SYN. wigeon, Anas penelope.
Either of two species of dabbling duck of genus Anas.
The American wigeon A. americana, about 48 cm/19 in long, is found along both coasts in winter and breeds inland. Males have a white-capped head and a green eye stripe.
The Eurasian wigeon A. penelope has a dark head without eye stripe. It is a regular winter visitor along both North American coasts.