Definition of Anser
1. Noun. Typical geese.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Anser Cygnoides, Chinese Goose, Anser Anser, Graylag, Graylag Goose, Greylag, Greylag Goose, Chen, Subgenus Chen
Lexicographical Neighbors of Anser
Literary usage of Anser
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"Type, A. anser (L.). The true Geese are found in the northern parts of the Old ... The nail at the end of the bill is white in A. anser and A. albifrons, ..."
2. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"But as regards Anser, such hostility is not proved ; he was an adherent of M. Antony and ... scilicet aut Bavius aut Anser (a. 3) aut Mevius pessimi poetae. ..."
3. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"Anser, Briss. GOOSE. Bill shorter than the head, rather higher than broad at the base, somewhat conical, depressed toward the end, rounded at the tip ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"Anser, Briss. Geese have a moderate or short bill, narrower before than behind, ... An. anser, L. (The Common Goose), which has acquired all sorts of ..."