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goosander

[ goo-san-der ]
/ guˈsæn dər /
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noun British.
a common merganser, Mergus merganser, of Eurasia and North America.
any merganser.
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Origin of goosander

1615–25; alteration of gossander; perhaps blend of goose and obsolete bergander shelduck (< ?)
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British Dictionary definitions for goosander

goosander
/ (ɡuːˈsændə) /

noun
a common merganser (a duck), Mergus merganser, of Europe and North America, having a dark head and white body in the male

Word Origin for goosander

C17: probably from goose 1 + Old Norse önd (genitive andar) duck
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