Merganser



[mer-gan-ser] /mərˈgæn sər/

noun, plural mergansers (especially collectively) merganser.
1.
any of several fish-eating diving ducks of the subfamily Merginae, having a narrow bill hooked at the tip and serrated at the edges.
/mɜːˈɡænsə/
noun (pl) -sers, -ser
1.
any of several typically crested large marine diving ducks of the genus Mergus, having a long slender hooked bill with serrated edges Also called sawbill See also goosander
n.

type of duck, 1752, coined in Modern Latin (1550s), from Latin mergus “waterfowl, diver” (from mergere “to dip, immerse;” see merge (v.)) + anser “goose” (see goose (n.)).

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