Anatiferous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anatiferous (Zoöl) Producing ducks; -- applied to Anatifæ, under the absurd notion of their turning into ducks or geese. See Barnacle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anatiferous Producing geese; that is, producing the cirripeds formerly called tree-geese or goose-mussels, which adhere to submerged wood or stone, but were formerly supposed to grow on trees, and then to drop off into the water and turn into geese: an epithet of the barnacle, Lepas anatifera, and of the trees upon which it was supposed to grow. See Anatifa, Lepas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anas, anatis, a duck + -ferous,

Usage

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Associated words: anatine, anserine, anatiferous, quack.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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