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anserine

adjective an·ser·ine

Definition of anserine

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or resembling a goose anserine characteristics b :  stupid, silly ridiculous anserine behavior

  2. 2 :  of or belonging to the Anseres the anserine birds

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Origin and Etymology of anserine

Latin anserinus, from anser goose + -inus -ine — more at goose


First Known Use: 1719


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anserine

noun an·ser·ine
variants: less commonly

anserin

\-rə̇n\

Definition of anserine

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline base C10H16N4O3 found in the muscles of birds; methyl-carnosine

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Origin and Etymology of anserine

borrowed from German Anserin, from Latin anser “goose” + German -in 1-in, 2-ine — more at 1goose


First Known Use: 1936


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