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Goosander Goos"an`der, n. [OE. gossander, a tautological word formed fr. goose + gander. Cf. {Merganser}.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of merganser ({M. merganser}) of Northern Europe and America; -- called also {merganser}, {dundiver}, {sawbill}, {sawneb}, {shelduck}, and {sheldrake}. See {Merganser}. [1913 Webster]

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  • merganser — /mɜˈgænsə/ (say mer gansuh) noun (plural mergansers, merganser) any of several fish eating, diving ducks of the genera Mergus and Lophodytes, having slender, saw toothed bills, as the common merganser, or goosander, M. merganser, or the red… …   Australian English dictionary

  • merganser — /meuhr gan seuhr/, n., pl. mergansers, (esp. collectively) merganser. any of several fish eating diving ducks of the subfamily Merginae, having a narrow bill hooked at the tip and serrated at the edges. Also called fish duck. [1745 55; < NL,… …   Universalium

  • merganser — Goosander Goos an der, n. [OE. gossander, a tautological word formed fr. goose + gander. Cf. {Merganser}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of merganser ({M. merganser}) of Northern Europe and America; called also {merganser}, {dundiver}, {sawbill}, {sawneb} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merganser — [mər gan′sər] n. pl. mergansers or merganser [ModL < L mergus, diver (waterfowl) < mergere (see MERGE) + anser,GOOSE] any of several fish eating, diving ducks with a long, slender, serrated bill hooked at the tip and, usually, a crested… …   English World dictionary

  • merganser — [mə: ganzə, sə] noun a fish eating diving duck with a long, thin serrated and hooked bill. [Mergus serrator (red breasted merganser) and related species.] Origin C17: mod. L., from L. mergus diver + anser goose …   English new terms dictionary

  • M. americanus — may refer to:* Menticirrhus americanus , a kingcroaker * Merganser americanus , a duck * Metasiro americanus , a harvestman * Monomitopus americanus , an eel * Morone americanus , a bass …   Wikipedia

  • merganser — dančiasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Mergus angl. merganser; smew vok. Säger, m rus. крохаль, m pranc. harle, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dančiasnapiai siauresnis terminas – brazilinis dančiasnapis siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • merganser — mer•gan•ser [[t]mərˈgæn sər[/t]] n. pl. sers, (esp. collectively) ser. orn any of several fish eating diving ducks of the genera Mergus and Lophodytes, having a narrow bill serrated at the edges Also called goosander Etymology: 1745–55; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • Common Merganser — Mergus merganser merganser, male in Sandwell, England Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Scaly-sided Merganser — Adult male Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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