Nile goose
Nile Nile (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster]

{Nile bird}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird.

{Nile goose} (Zo["o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nile — (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nile bird — Nile Nile (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • P Gambensis — Spur winged Spur winged ( w[i^]ngd ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings. [1913 Webster] {Spur winged goose} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of long legged African geese of the genus {Plectropterus} and allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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