a common merganser, Mergus merganser, of Eurasia and North America.
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How to use goosander in a sentence
Liguli live some days in the goosander, but they do not maintain their position.Animal Parasites and Messmates | P. J. Van Beneden
The habits of the goosander and Merganser are so much alike that further detail is unnecessary.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
The females and young birds of the goosander and Merganser are popularly called Dun-divers.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
Smew, smū, n. a bird of the family Anatid, in the same genus as the goosander and mergansers.
In the large goosander we have found one which has round its head four blades, crossing each other, toothed on the concave side.Animal Parasites and Messmates | P. J. Van Beneden
British Dictionary definitions for goosander
a common merganser (a duck), Mergus merganser, of Europe and North America, having a dark head and white body in the male
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