[ goh-nis ]
/ ˈgoʊ nɪs /


the ridge along the tip of the lower mandible of a bird's bill at the junction of the two joined halves, especially prominent in gulls.

Origin of gonys

1830–40; < New Latin, probably erroneously for Greek génys jaw

Related forms

go·nyd·e·al, go·nyd·i·al [goh-nid-ee-uh l] /goʊˈnɪd i əl/, adjective
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