Giz"zard(?), n. [F. gsier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. Gigerium.]
(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.
(Zol.) (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.
(Zol.), an American herring (Dorosoma cepedianum) resembling the shad, but of little value. --
To fret the gizzard, to harass; to vex one's self; to worry.
To stick in one's gizzard, to be difficult of digestion; to be offensive.
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