AnseresAn"se*res\, n. pl. [L., geese.] (Zo["o]l.) A Linn[ae]an order of aquatic birds swimming by means of webbed feet, as the duck, or of lobed feet, as the grebe. In this order were included the geese, ducks, auks, divers, gulls, petrels, etc.
|used in some especially older classifications; coextensive with the family Anatidae|