gizzard

noun giz·zard \ ˈgi-zərd \

Definition of gizzard

1 a :the muscular enlargement of the digestive tract of birds that has usually thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for grinding the food and when the crop is present follows it and the proventriculus
b :a thickened part of the digestive tract in some animals (such as an insect or an earthworm) that is similar in function to the crop of a bird
2 :innards

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Origin and Etymology of gizzard

alteration of Middle English giser gizzard, liver, from Anglo-French gesir, giser, from Latin gigeria (plural) giblets


GIZZARD Defined for English Language Learners

gizzard

noun

Definition of gizzard for English Language Learners

  • : a part in the stomach of a bird in which food is broken down into small pieces


GIZZARD Defined for Kids

gizzard

noun giz·zard \ ˈgi-zərd \

Definition of gizzard for Students

:a large muscular part of the digestive tract (as of a bird) in which food is churned and ground into small bits

Medical Dictionary

gizzard

noun giz·zard \ ˈgiz-ərd \

medical Definition of gizzard

:the muscular enlargement of the digestive tract of birds that has usually thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for churning and grinding the food


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