weasand

[ wee-zuh nd ]
/ ˈwi zənd /
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noun Archaic.

esophagus; gullet.
trachea; windpipe.

Nearby words

  1. wearing course,
  2. wearingly,
  3. wearisome,
  4. wearproof,
  5. weary,
  6. weasel,
  7. weasel out,
  8. weasel word,
  9. weasel words,
  10. weaselly

Origin of weasand

before 1000; Middle English wesand, Old English wǣsend, variant of wāsend gullet; cognate with Old Frisian wāsande windpipe

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weasand

/ (ˈwiːzənd) /

noun

a former name for the trachea

Word Origin for weasand

Old English wǣsend, wāsend; related to Old Frisian wāsenda, Old High German weisont vein, Danish vissen

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