anserine[an′sər īn′, -in]
- of or like a goose
- stupid; foolish
Origin: L anserinus < anser, goose
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- Of or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which comprises the geese.
- Of or resembling a goose; gooselike.
Origin: Latin ānserīnus, pertaining to geese, from ānser, goose; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.