plural noun

Definition of Anseres

: a suborder of Anseriformes usually being coextensive with the family Anatidae and including the ducks, geese, swans, and mergansers or in old classifications including most or all of the web-footed swimming birds and ranking as an order

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First Known Use of Anseres

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anseres

New Latin, from Latin, plural of anser goose

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“Anseres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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