anatiferous

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(an-uh-TI-fuh-ruhs)

Adjective[edit]

anatiferous

  1. Producing ducks. Formerly used of barnacles, since it was believed that they produced ducks and geese.
    If there be anatiferous trees, whose corruption breaks forth into barnacles; yet, if they corrupt, they degenerate into maggots, which produce not them again. - Brown's Vulgar Errours.