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Anseriformes

Definition:

an animal order of ducks, geese, swans, and screamers

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Anseriformes*
(* Anseriformes may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Aves » Vertebrata » Chordata » Animalia

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Anser + -iformes
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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

Collins Dictionary:

Aves | Ave | bird [sense-specific, synonym] | Hail Mary [synonym, sense-specific] | Ave Maria [synonym, sense-specific]

the class of vertebrates comprising the birds [sense-specific] | short for "Ave Maria" | the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of ... (24 of 399 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aves

Oxford Dictionary:

Aves

Syllabification: (A¬∑ves) [zoology] | a class of vertebrates that comprises the birds. (11 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Aves

Aves [zoology]

a class of vertebrates which comprises the birds (8 of 32 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Aves

Random House Dictionary:

Aves [plural]

a class of vertebrates comprising the birds. (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/aves

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Anseriformes

Origin: Anser + -iformes

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

Anser

Origin: Latin anser ("goose").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Anser

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Anseriformes

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Anseriformes"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Anseriformes"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Anseriformes

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