gizzard, ventriculus, gastric mill(noun)
thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food
A portion of the esophagus of either a bird or an annelid that contains ingested grit and is used to grind up ingested food before it is transferred to the stomach.
Origin: From giser, gezier et al. (French gésier), from .
the second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium
a thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals
a stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks
Origin: [F. gsier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. Gigerium.]
The gizzard, also referred to as the ventriculus, gastric mill, and gigerium, is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including archosaurs, earthworms, some gastropods and some fish. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food; often rocks are instrumental in this process. In certain insects and mollusks, the gizzard features chitinous plates or teeth.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
giz′ard, n. the muscular stomach of a bird. [M. E. giser—O. Fr. gezier—L. gigerium, only in pl. gigeria, cooked entrails of poultry.]
The numerical value of gizzard in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of gizzard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up; but I will not, for my content-sake, give it.
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- pedrerCatalan, Valencian
- vole, volátkoCzech
- kivipiira, lihasmahaFinnish
- sgròbanScottish Gaelic
- zúzógyomor, zúzaHungarian
- второ́й желу́докRussian
- želudac, желудацSerbo-Croatian
- taşlık, katıTurkish
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