- of or relating to the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.
- resembling a duck.
Origin of anatine
1860–65; < Latin anatīnus of, pertaining to a duck, equivalent to anat- (stem of anas) duck + -īnus -ine1
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