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anserine

[an-suh-rahyn, -rin] /ˈæn səˌraɪn, -rɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese.
2.
resembling a goose; gooselike.
3.
stupid; foolish; silly.
Also, anserous.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin anserīnus of, pertaining to geese, equivalent to anser goose + -īnus -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for anserine

anserine

/ˈænsəˌraɪn; -rɪn/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a goose
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which includes geese, swans, and certain ducks: family Anatidae, order Anseriformes
3.
silly; foolish
Word Origin
C19: from Latin anserīnus, from anser goose
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