anserine

or an·ser·ous

[an-suh-rahyn, -rin]
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adjective

of or relating to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese.
resembling a goose; gooselike.
stupid; foolish; silly.

Nearby words

  1. anschauung,
  2. anschluss,
  3. ansel,
  4. anselm,
  5. anselm, saint,
  6. anserine bursa,
  7. ansermet,
  8. ansermet, ernest,
  9. ansgar,
  10. ansgarius

Origin of anserine

1830–40; < Latin anserīnus of, pertaining to geese, equivalent to anser goose + -īnus -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for anserine

anserine

anserous (ˈænsərəs)

adjective

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
silly; foolish

Word Origin for anserine

C19: from Latin anserīnus, from anser goose

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