giz·zard

giz·zard
/ˈgızɚd/ noun, pl -zards [count]
: a part in the stomach of a bird in which food is broken down into small pieces

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  • giz|zard — «GIHZ uhrd», noun. 1. a bird s second stomach where the food from the first stomach is ground up fine; ventriculus. The gizzard has thick, rough walls and usually contains bits of sand or gravel. 2. a muscular organ posterior to the crop in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • giz — et·y·mol·o·giz·able; eu·lo·giz·er; gene·al·o·giz·er; giz·mo; giz·zard; giz·zen; giz·zern; ho·mol·o·giz·er; phys·i·ol·o·giz·er; en·er·giz·er; apol·o·giz·er; giz·zened; kir·giz; my·thol·o·giz·er; …   English syllables

  • zard — bliz·zard; diz·zard; giz·zard; goz·zard; gui·zard; iz·zard; na·zard; maz·zard; bliz·zard·ly; …   English syllables

  • gizzard — giz·zard …   English syllables

  • gizzard — giz·zard giz ərd n the muscular enlargement of the alimentary canal of birds that has usu. thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for churning and grinding the food * * * giz·zard (gizґərd) [L. gigeria cooked entrails of poultry] 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • gizzard — giz|zard [ˈgızəd US ərd] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: guisier, from Latin gigeria inside organs of animals ] a part of a bird s stomach that breaks down food into smaller pieces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gizzard — giz|zard [ gızərd ] noun count the stomach of a chicken or other bird …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gizzard — giz•zard [[t]ˈgɪz ərd[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. Also called ventriculus the thick walled, muscular lower stomach of many birds and reptiles that grinds partially digested food, often with the aid of ingested gravel. 2) anat. zool. a similar… …   From formal English to slang

  • Dorosoma cepedianum — Gizzard Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gizzard — Giz zard, n. [F. g[ e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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