anserine

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • (adj) Relating to or resembling a goose, or the skin of a goose: sometimes applied to the skin when roughened by cold or disease (goose-flesh).
  • (adj) Stupid as a goose; foolish; silly.
  • (adj) Specifically, in ornithology, resembling a goose or duck so closely as to be included in the family Anatidae; being one of the Anatidae.

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This word comes from the Latin ‘anserinus,’ pertaining to geese.

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