swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Syn: ↑family Anatidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Anseriformes, ↑order Anseriformes
Member Meronyms:

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\\əˈnad.əˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Anat-, Anas, type genus + -idae
: a large family of chiefly aquatic birds (order Anseriformes) having relatively heavy bodies, short legs, webbed feet, a bill with a hard horny nail at the tip and transverse toothlike ridges on the biting edges and including the ducks, geese, swans, and related forms

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