merganser

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Mergus serrator

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From Late Latin merganser, from Latin mergus (waterfowl, diver), from mergō (to dip, immerse) + ānser (goose).

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merganser (plural mergansers)

  1. Any of various diving ducks of the genera Mergus or Lophodytes, which feed on fish and have a sharply serrated bill.

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