Definition of Greylag goose

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

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



Definition of Greylag goose

1. Noun. ''Anser anser'', a goose found across much of the Palearctic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greylag Goose

greyhen
greyhens
greyhound
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greyhounding
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greying
greyings
greyish
greyish brown
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greyishness
greylag
greylag-goose
greylag goose (current term)
greylags
greyline
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greyly
greyness
greynesses
greys
greyscale
greyscaled
greyscales
greyscaling

Literary usage of Greylag goose

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1. Catalogue of the Cases of Birds in the Dyke Road Museum, Brighton: Giving a by Edward Thomas Booth (1901)
"greylag goose. Case 76. The greylag goose is the only representative of its family that remains with us as a resident throughout the year. ..."

2. A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting Its Extent, Physical by John Ramsay McCulloch (1839)
"Hooded Merganser. i. albellus. Smew. Anser palustris. greylag goose. ferus. Bean Goose. ——- erythropus. White-fronted Goose. leucopsis. ..."

3. Wild-fowl by L. H. De Visme Shaw, W. H. Pope, Alexander Innes Shand (1905)
"THE greylag goose {Anser cinereus) The greylag, length about 34 inches, has the bean white, and the rest of the beak pale pink. ..."

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