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anseriform bird

Definition:

a chiefly web-footed swimming bird

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

anseriform birds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

duck | goose

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Anseriformes

contains about 150 living species of birds in three extant families: the Anhimidae, Anseranatidae, and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans. All species in the order are highly adapted for... (40 of 1143 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Anseriformes

Wiktionary:

Anseriformes

A taxonomic order within the class Aves -- the geese and other waterfowl etc. (13 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Anseriformes

Britannica Encyclopedia:

waterfowl [bird]

in the United States, all varieties of ducks, geese, and swans; the term is sometimes expanded to include some unrelated aquatic birds such as coots, ... (25 of 71 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/637425​/waterfowl

Collins Dictionary:

water bird

any aquatic bird, including the wading and swimming birds (9 of 250 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/water-bird

Columbia Encyclopedia:

waterfowl

common term for members of the order Anseriformes, wild, aquatic, typically freshwater birds including ducks, geese, and screamers. In Great Britain ... (21 of 191 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851586​.html

Merriam-Webster:

waterfowl | waterfowls [plural]

a bird that frequents water ; especially, a swimming game bird (as a duck or goose) as distinguished from an upland game bird or shorebird (25 of 63 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/waterfowl

Macmillan British Dictionary:

water bird [countable] | water birds [plural]

a bird that lives or swims on water (8 of 37 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/water-bird

Oxford Dictionary:

waterfowl

ducks, geese, or other large aquatic birds, especially when regarded as game (12 of 30 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/waterfowl

Cambridge Dictionary:

water bird

any bird that lives near or on water (8 of 13 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/water-bird

Random House Dictionary:

water bird

an aquatic bird; a swimming or wading bird. (8 of 10 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/water-bird

American Heritage Dictionary:

water bird

A swimming or wading bird. (5 of 8 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/water-bird

New World Dictionary:

water bird

any swimming or wading bird (5 of 7 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/water-bird

Encarta Dictionary:

water bird | water birds [plural]

a bird that lives mainly near and wades in or swims on water, especially fresh water (16 of 29 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711104​/definition​.html  [offline]

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