Merganser meaning

mər-gănsər
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Any of various fish-eating diving ducks primarily of the genus Mergus, having a slim hooked bill.
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Any of several fish-eating, diving ducks with a long, slender, serrated bill hooked at the tip and, usually, a crested head, as the large common merganser (Mergus merganser) and the small hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
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Any of various diving ducks of the genera Mergus or Lophodytes, which feed on fish and have a sharply serrated bill.
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Origin of merganser

  • New Latin Latin mergus diver (from mergere to plunge) Latin ānser goose ghans- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mergus (“waterfowl, diver"), from mergō (“to dip, immerse") + anser (“goose")

    From Wiktionary