goosander
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1766 the common merganser (Mergus merganser) of the northern hemisphere

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor)


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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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goosander — ► NOUN (pl. same or goosanders) ▪ a large merganser (diving duck), the male of which has a dark green head and whitish underparts. ORIGIN probably from GOOSE(Cf. ↑goose) + ander as in dialect bergander «shelduck» …   English terms dictionary

  • goosander — [go͞os an′dər] n. [prob. < GOOSE, after bergander, sheldrake] the common merganser: see MERGANSER …   English World dictionary

  • Goosander — didysis dančiasnapis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Mergus merganser angl. Goosander vok. Gänsesäger …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • goosander — didysis dančiasnapis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Mergus merganser angl. goosander vok. Gänsesäger, m rus. большой крохаль, m pranc. harle bièvre, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dančiasnapiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • goosander — /gooh san deuhr/, n. Brit. 1. a common merganser, Mergus merganser, of Eurasia and North America. 2. any merganser. [1615 25; alter. of gossander; perh. b. GOOSE and obs. bergander shelduck ( < ?)] * * * …   Universalium

  • goosander — noun A merganser, Mergus merganser, of the northern hemisphere. They eat fish and are common on lakes and rivers …   Wiktionary

  • goosander — n. merganser, fish eating duck with narrow beak …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goosander — [gu: sandə] noun (plural same or goosanders) a large merganser (diving duck), the male of which has a dark green head and whitish underparts. [Mergus merganser.] Origin C17: prob. from goose + ander as in dialect bergander shelduck …   English new terms dictionary

  • goosander — n. Dishwasher, wagtail, dun diver (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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