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Variant of greylag.


(Animals) the US spelling of greylag



a gray Eurasian goose, Anser anser, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.
[1705–15; gray1 + lag1 (with reference to its habit of remaining longer in England before migrating than other species of the genus)]
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Noun1.graylag - common grey wild goose of Europegraylag - common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Anser, genus Anser - typical geese
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Antis in the Netherlands have gone so far as to call Arie den Hertog, who has been tasked with controlling the booming graylag goose population, a Nazi.
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Some of the popular migratory birds visiting the region are waterfowls, goose, shoveller, red-crested pochard, white-eyed pochard, common teal, mallard, pintail, gadwall, wigeon, coot and graylag.
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