anseriform

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anseriform (comparative more anseriform, superlative most anseriform)

  1. (ornithology) Of or pertaining to birds of the family Anseriformes including ducks, geese, swans, and screamers.
    • 2004. Peter F. Murray et.al., Magnificent Mihirungs: The Colossal Flightless Birds of the Australian Dreamtime
      For more than a century anseriform birds were considered to have been closely related to, and to have originated from, the game fowl of the order Galliformes.