noun ei·der \ˈī-dər\
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Definition of eider
: any of several large northern sea ducks (genera Somateria and Polystica) having fine soft down that is used by the female for lining the nest —called also eider duck
Origin and Etymology of eider
Dutch, German, or Swedish, from Icelandic æthur, from Old Norse æthr
First Known Use: 1743
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