plural noun

Definition of Anseriformes

: an order of birds comprising the ducks, geese, swans, and mergansers and the screamers — see anseres

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First Known Use of Anseriformes

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anseriformes

New Latin, from Anser + -iformes

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“Anseriformes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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