Definition of goosander in English:
noun (plural same or goosanders)
British term for common merganser (see merganser).
- They are preyed on by herons, cormorants, kingfishers, goosanders, large trout and eels.
- As it grows in the river from an egg, it's bothered by brown trout, preyed on by goosanders (ducks with serrated bills) and cormorants as well as mergansers (another type of salmon-persecuting duck).
- Other species found included goosander, pochard, tufted duck and teal on the water.
early 17th century: probably from goose + -ander as in dialect bergander 'shelduck' (the coloring of the male common merganser resembling that of the shelduck).
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