What does merganser mean?

Definitions for mergansermərˈgæn sər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merganser, fish duck, sawbill, sheldrake(noun)

    large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

GCIDE

  1. Merganser(n.)

    Any bird of the genus Mergus (Merganser), and allied genera of the subfamily Merginae. They are allied to the ducks, but have a sharply serrated bill, eat fish, and dive for food. Also called fish duck.

  2. Origin: [Sp. mergnsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + nsar goose, L. anser.]

Wiktionary

  1. merganser(Noun)

    Any of various diving ducks of the genus Mergus or Lophodytes, which feed on fish and have a sharply serrated bill.

  2. Origin: From mergus, from mergo + anser

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merganser(noun)

    any bird of the genus Merganser, and allied genera. They are allied to the ducks, but have a sharply serrated bill

  2. Origin: [Sp. mergnsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + nsar goose, L. anser.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Merganser

    mėr-gan′sėr, n. a diving bird, sea-duck. [L. mergus, a diving bird, anser, a goose.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merganser in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merganser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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