goosander


goosander
/gooh san"deuhr/, n. Brit.
1. a common merganser, Mergus merganser, of Eurasia and North America.
2. any merganser.
[1615-25; alter. of gossander; perh. b. GOOSE and obs. bergander shelduck ( < ?)]

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
, , (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor)