Definition of Greylag

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

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



Definition of Greylag

1. n. See Graylag.

Definition of Greylag

1. Noun. A large grey European goose, ''Anser anser'', with pink legs and dull orange beak ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greylag

1. graylag [n -S] - See also: graylag

Medical Definition of Greylag

1. See Graylag. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greylag

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greyhaired
greyhen
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greyhound
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greyhounded
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greyings
greyish
greyish brown
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greylag (current term)
greylag-goose
greylag goose
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greys
greyscale
greyscaled

Literary usage of Greylag

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1. Shooting ...: Moor and Marsh by Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1893)
"greylag GOOSE. This is the largest species of wild goose likely to be met with by ... The greylag is also larger, so that it is easy to distinguish it from- ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Scotland by Martin Li (2005)
"Other wintering waterbirds include greylag geese, whooper swans and occasional pink-footed and brent geese. Huge concentrations of ducks occupy the wet ..."

3. Wild-fowl by L. H. De Visme Shaw, W. H. Pope, Alexander Innes Shand (1905)
"General opinion credits the greylag with the distinction of being the ancestor of our tame geese, though not a few good naturalists claim that the honour ..."

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