[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. gonotheca,
  2. gonsalves,
  3. gonyaulax,
  4. gonyaulax catanella,
  5. gonycampsis,
  6. gonzales,
  7. gonzales, pancho,
  8. gonzo,
  9. gonzález,
  10. gonzález márquez

Origin of gonys

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

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

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