Anseres

Anseres

An"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.
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anseres

noun
used in some especially older classifications; coextensive with the family Anatidae 
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