Middle English Dictionary Entry

malard(e n.
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(a) A wild duck or drake (Anas platyrhynchos, i.e. A. boschas); wild drake [quot.: Arth.& M., Merlin]; (b) a domestic duck or drake; drake [quot.: 1381, a1500]; (c) in terms for a flock of ducks; (d) ?a diving bird, diver, plungeon.
(a) A duck, male or female, wild or tame, used for food; grese of the ~, duck grease; (b) in medical recipes: grese (fatnesse) of ~, duck grease.