gizzard

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From Old French gesier, giser et al. (French gésier), from Latin gigēria.

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gizzard (plural gizzards)

  1. 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.

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