anserine

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin anserīnus, from anser (goose).

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Adjective[edit]

anserine (comparative more anserine, superlative most anserine)

  1. Silly, foolish, stupid. [from 17th c.]
  2. Pertaining to a goose or geese; gooselike. [from 18th c.]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin anser (goose) +‎ -ine, after German Anserin.

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Noun[edit]

anserine (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A dipeptide compound present in birds and other vertebrates, originally isolated from goose muscle. [from 20th c.]

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

anserine

  1. feminine plural of anserino

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ānserīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ānserīnus