Gigeria
Gigerium Gi*ge"ri*um, n.; pl. {Gigeria}. [NL., fr. L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry.] (Anat.) The muscular stomach, or gizzard, of birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • gésier — [ ʒezje ] n. m. • v. 1560; giser déb. XIIIe; bas lat. °gizerium, de gigeria « entrailles de volailles sacrifiées » ♦ Troisième poche digestive des oiseaux, faisant suite au jabot. Jabot et gésier. Salade de gésiers de canard confits. ● gésier nom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gigerium — Gi*ge ri*um, n.; pl. {Gigeria}. [NL., fr. L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry.] (Anat.) The muscular stomach, or gizzard, of birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dorosoma cepedianum — Gizzard Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gizzard — Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gizzard shad — Gizzard Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fret the gizzard — Gizzard Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stick in one's gizzard — Gizzard Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gizzard — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English giser gizzard, liver, from Anglo French gesir, giser, from Latin gigeria (plural) giblets Date: 1565 1. a. the muscular enlargement of the alimentary canal of birds that has usually thick muscular… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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