: of or belonging to the surface-feeding ducks of Anas and closely related genera

Word History


Latin anatinus of a duck, from anat-, anas duck + -inus -ine

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anatine was in 1836

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“Anatine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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