Goose teal, a goslet. See Goslet.Teal duck, the common European teal.

(Team) n. [OE. tem, team, AS. teám, offspring, progeny, race of descendants, family; akin to D. toom a bridle, LG. toom progeny, team, bridle, G. zaum a bridle, zeugen to beget, Icel. taumr to rein, bridle, Dan. tömme, Sw. töm, and also to E. tow to drag, tug to draw. &radic64. See Tug, and cf. Teem to bear.]

1. A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.

A team of ducklings about her.

2. Hence, a number of animals moving together.

A long team of snowy swans on high.

3. Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like. "A team of dolphins." Spenser.

To take his team and till the earth.
Piers Plowman.

It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough.

4. A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc.

5. (Zoöl.) A flock of wild ducks.

6. (O. Eng. Law) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto. Burrill.

(Team) v. i. To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.

(Team), v. t. To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber. [R.] Thoreau.

(Tea"ket`tle) n. A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea, coffee, etc.

(Teal) n. [OE. tele; akin to D. teling a generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and E. till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a brood or flock. See Till to cultivate.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion. The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings.

The common European teal (Anas crecca) and the European blue-winged teal, or garganey are well- known species. In America the blue-winged teal (A. discors), the green-winged teal and the cinnamon teal (A. cynaoptera) are common species, valued as game birds. See Garganey.

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