An·​ser | \ ˈan(t)sə(r), ˈaan- \

Definition of Anser

: a genus of birds (family Anatidae) comprising the typical geese with large strongly serrated bills, rather simple plumage patterns, and comparatively short necks — compare branta — see chen

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First Known Use of Anser

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anser

New Latin, from Latin, goose

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“Anser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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