Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being of the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.
  • adj. Pertaining to or resembling a duck; ducklike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the ducks; ducklike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a duck; duck-like; specifically, of or pertaining to the Anatinæ or to the Anatidæ.

Etymologies

From Latin anatīnus, from anas, anatis ("a duck") + -inus ("-ine"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sometimes called bay ducks, pochards – the tribe Aythyini – are one of four clades that together make up Anatinae, the true duck group (the other anatine clades are Malacorhynchini [pink-eared ducks], Anatini [surface-feeding ducks] and Mergini [seaducks]).

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • In Livezey's (1996) review of the tadornine-anatine divergence, 12 of the 13 studies he cited regarded Malacorhynchus as an anatine: the only one that supported its inclusion within Tadorninae was Livezey (1986)!

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • For the record, in his later studies he concluded that Malacorhynchus is an anatine after all.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • They do exhibit the anatine type of sternal keel though.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • We stayed in Friday night and Saturday morning (of course), spent Saturday afternoon wandering around Skipton and laughing at the ducks who were lined up along the canalside like a anatine version of The Usual Suspects.

    The One With The Weekend Away

  • W cygnine swan W anatine duck 1862-1893 dacelonine kingfisher W OOsW didine dodo 1885 OW avine bird 1881 OW falconine falcon OW buteonine buzzard fringilline finch 1874 -

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