Definition of Graylag

1. Noun. Common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds.

Exact synonyms: Anser Anser, Graylag Goose, Greylag, Greylag Goose
Generic synonyms: Goose
Group relationships: Anser, Genus Anser



Definition of Graylag

1. n. The common wild gray goose (Anser anser) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. See Illust. of Goose.

Definition of Graylag

1. Noun. (zoology) The common European wild goose, ''Anser anser'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Graylag

1. a wild goose [n -S]

Medical Definition of Graylag

1. The common wild gray goose (Anser anser) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graylag

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graylag (current term)
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Literary usage of Graylag

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1. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Among the notable geese of the Old World must be mentioned the graylag goose ... The basis of the domestic geese of Europe, however, is the graylag above ..."

2. Birdnesting: Being a Complete Description of the Nests and Eggs of Birds by Edward Newman (1861)
"On Loch Maddie we saw a few pairs of the graylag goose, and found one egg which is rather smaller than that of the bean goose, and more pointed at the ..."

3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"Domestic geese came from the wild graylag goose of Europe and the Asiatic goose, and descendants of these two types are found in domestication in all parts ..."

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