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Definition of Gizzard

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second stomach of a bird; digestive organ found in certain animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.
  
(n.)
A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals.
  
(n.)
A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.
  
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gizzard
\giz"zard\ (?), n. [f. gésier, l. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. cf. gigerium.]
1. (anat.) the second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.
2. (zo?l.) (a) a thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals. (b) a stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.
gizzard
shad (zo?l.), an american herring (dorosoma cepedianum) resembling the shad, but of little value.


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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Glasog = n. a liver; a gizzard
Lassog = n. gizzard of a bird; a kidney
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food
(synonym) ventriculus, gastric mill
(hypernym) pouch, pocket
Gizzard Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The gizzard, also referred to as the ventriculus, gastric mill, and gigerium, is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including archosaurs (dinosaurs, birds, crocodiles and alligators), earthworms, some gastropods and some fish. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food; often rocks are instrumental in this process. In certain insects and mollusks, the gizzard features chitinous plates or teeth.

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