Definition of Anserine

1. Adjective. Of or resembling a goose.

Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Subfamily Anserinae

2. Adjective. Having or revealing stupidity. "Some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
Exact synonyms: Dopey, Dopy, Foolish, Gooselike, Goosey, Goosy, Jerky
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Stupid
Derivative terms: Dope, Dope, Foolishness, Goose, Goose, Jerk

Definition of Anserine

1. a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the skin of a goose.

Definition of Anserine

1. Adjective. (zoology) Being from the subfamily ''Anserinae'' of the family ''Anatidae''. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, concerning, or resembling a goose or geese; gooselike. ¹

3. Adjective. Silly, foolish, stupid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anserine

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anserine

1. 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the skin of a goose. 2. Pertaining to the Anseres. Origin: L. Anserinus, fr. Anser a goose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anserine

ansa sacralis
ansa subclavia
ansae
ansae nervorum spinalium
ansamycin
ansamycins
ansate
ansated
ansatz
anschauung
anserated
anseres
anseriform
anseriform bird
anseriformes
anserine (current term)
anserine bursa
anserine bursitis
anserines
ansermetite
anserous
ansible
ansibles
ansiform
ansiform lobule
anslaight
ansotomy
answer
answer back
answer for

Literary usage of Anserine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"... no doubt, will let their pens, vice versa, descend to posterity under the designation of "anserine"—of course, intending always a mere figure of speech. ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"SUB-FAMILY anserine. As already mentioned, the Geese are distinguished by the absence of a lobe on the hind-toe, which is moderately large; ..."

3. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"anserine, Fr. ; Cause Fuss, Gcr.; Chenopodio, Hal. derivation. From the Greek words chen, a goose, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"On the whole, the flamingo skeleton presents a mixture of anserine and ... For the most part there is no marked predominance of either anserine or ..."

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