gizzard

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giz·zard

noun \ˈgi-zərd\

: a part in the stomach of a bird in which food is broken down into small pieces

Full Definition of GIZZARD

1
a :  the muscular enlargement of the alimentary canal of birds that has usually thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for grinding the food and when the crop is present follows it and the proventriculus
b :  a thickened part of the alimentary canal in some animals (as an insect or an earthworm) that is similar in function to the crop of a bird
2
:  innards

Origin of GIZZARD

alteration of Middle English giser gizzard, liver, from Anglo-French gesir, giser, from Latin gigeria (plural) giblets
First Known Use: 1565

Rhymes with GIZZARD

giz·zard

noun \ˈgiz-ərd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GIZZARD

: the muscular enlargement of the alimentary canal of birds that has usually thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for churning and grinding the food

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