Definition of Goosander

1. Noun. Common merganser of Europe and North America.

Exact synonyms: Mergus Merganser
Group relationships: Genus Mergus, Mergus
Generic synonyms: Fish Duck, Merganser, Sawbill, Sheldrake



Definition of Goosander

1. n. A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe and America; -- called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See Merganser.

Definition of Goosander

1. Noun. A merganser, ''Mergus merganser'', of the northern hemisphere. They eat fish and are common on lakes and rivers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goosander

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Medical Definition of Goosander

1. A species of merganser (M. Merganser) of Northern Europe and America; called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See Merganser. Origin: OE. Gossander, a tautological word formed fr. Goose + gander. Cf. Merganser. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goosander

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goopiest
goopily
goops
goopy
goor
goora nut
gooral
goorals
gooranut
gooranuts
gooroo
gooroos
goors
goos
goosander (current term)
goosanders
goose
goose-pen
goose-penned
goose-rumped
goose-step
goose-stepped
goose-stepping
goose-steps
goose-tansy
goose barnacle
goose bump
goose bumps
goose down

Literary usage of Goosander

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1. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"goosander, an American fishing duck of the subfamily mergina and genus mergus (Linn.); besides the goosander (M. Americans, Gassin), the subfamily includes ..."

2. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"goosander. Mergus Merganser. Selby, Illustr. II. 375. Mergus Merganser. goosander. ... goosander. Mont. Ornith. Diet. and Supplt. Male. Dun Diver. Mont. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"goosander, an American fishing duck of the subfamily merginai and genus ... The goosander is found throughout North America, breeding in the temperate and ..."

4. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1856)
"THE goosander is indigenous in Iceland, Finland, Lapland, Sweden, Denmark, ... In Yorkshire the goosander has been met with occasionally, that is to say, ..."

5. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"The goosander, called by some the water pheasant, and by others the sheldrake, fisherman, diver, &c. is » winter inhabitant only, of the sea shores, ..."

6. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE goosander, the largest of the British Mergansers, a male and female of which are figured above, is mainly to be considered as a winter visitor to our ..."

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