What is another word for mergus?

3 synonyms found


[ mˈɜːɡəs], [ mˈɜːɡəs], [ m_ˈɜː_ɡ_ə_s]

Mergus is a genus of diving ducks commonly found in North America and Eurasia. The word 'mergus' is derived from the Greek word 'mergē' which means diving. There are several synonyms for this word, including 'merganser', 'fish duck', 'sawbill', and 'goosander'. The name 'merganser' is derived from the Latin word 'mergo', which means 'to plunge underwater', while 'sawbill' refers to the serrated edges on the beak of the ducks that help them catch fish. 'Goosander' is a term used mostly in Europe to refer to the same species, with 'goose' being a reference to the bird's large size. Regardless of the synonym used, Mergus ducks are known for their distinctive features and adaptability in aquatic environments.

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How to use "Mergus" in context?

Mergus is a Latin word meaning "mergence", "fusion", or "intrusion".[1] In anatomy, mergus is a term used for a couple of muscles that come together to form a type of tendinous intersection.[2] In taxonomy, mergus is a genus of Scarabaeidae (weevils), containing the species Mergus merganser. References to "mergus" are also common in speech, where it is used to refer to a sudden, unexpected, or accidental event.

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