anserine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or of the subfamily Anserinae, which includes the geese.
    • Of or resembling a goose; gooselike.
    • becoming from the subfamily Anserinae of family members Anatidae.
    • Of, regarding, or resembling a goose or geese; gooselike.
    • Silly, foolish, stupid.
    • with respect to, or resembling, a goose, and/or epidermis of a goose.
    • with respect to the Anseres.
    • of or resembling a goose
    • having or revealing stupidity
    • Of or of the subfamily Anserinae, which includes the geese.
    • Of or resembling a goose; gooselike.
    • becoming from the subfamily Anserinae of this family members Anatidae.
    • Of, concerning, or resembling a goose or geese; gooselike.
    • Silly, silly, stupid.
    • Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the epidermis of a goose.
    • regarding the Anseres.
    • of or resembling a goose
    • having or exposing stupidity
  • others:
    • regarding or resembling a goose, or even the skin of a goose: sometimes applied to skin when roughened by cool or illness (goose-flesh).
    • thus Stupid as a goose; silly; silly.
    • especially, in ornithology, resembling a goose or duck so closely as to be within the household Anatidœ; being among the Anatidœ.
    • concerning or resembling a goose, and/or skin of a goose: occasionally put on the skin whenever roughened by cool or illness (goose-flesh).
    • therefore Stupid as a goose; foolish; ridiculous.
    • Specifically, in ornithology, resembling a goose or duck so closely as to be included in the family Anatidœ; being one of the Anatidœ.

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