weasand

[ wee-zuhnd ]
/ ˈwi zənd /

noun Archaic.

esophagus; gullet.
trachea; windpipe.

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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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