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Definition of "anserine" [an•ser•ine]

  • Of or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which comprises the geese. (adjective)
  • Of or resembling a goose; gooselike. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anserine" in a sentence
  • "To my knowledge,'anserine' is a perfectly respectable, albeit uncommon, adjective in our language."
  • "And that one was the victim of anserine necrophilia."
  • "It is all very easy for you, middle-aged reader, sitting over this page in the broad daylight, to call me by all manner of asinine and anserine unchristian names, because I had these fancies running through my head."
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