[ an-suh-rahyn, -rin ]
/ ˈæn səˌraɪn, -rɪn /
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of or relating to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese.
resembling a goose; gooselike.
stupid; foolish; silly.
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Example sentences from the Web for anserine
With that Katie's goose—or perhaps one should say her Anserine—was cooked.A Crooked Mile|Oliver Onions
The gaff is blown, the anserine guard gives tongue with might and main.
America possesses by far the greatest wealth of Anserine forms.
British Dictionary definitions for anserine
/ (ˈænsəˌraɪn, -rɪn) /
of or resembling a goose
of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which includes geese, swans, and certain ducks: family Anatidae, order Anseriformes
Word Origin for anserine
C19: from Latin anserīnus, from anser goose
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