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anserine

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Pronunciation: /ˈansərʌɪn
 
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Definition of anserine in English:

adjective

Of or like a goose: rooms at the Skein of Geese were given infuriatingly anserine names

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin anserinus, from anser 'goose'.

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