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also gray·lag  (grā′lăg′)
A large gray Eurasian goose (Anser anser) having pinkish legs and feet and a pink to orangish bill.

[Possibly grey + lag, lingering behind (obsolete), from its being the last of the geese to leave England on its annual migration.]



greylag goose



(ˈɡreɪˌlæɡ) or

graylag goose

(Animals) a large grey Eurasian goose, Anser anser: the ancestor of many domestic breeds of goose
[C18: from grey + lag1, from its migrating later than other species]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greylag - common grey wild goose of Europegreylag - 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


[ˈgreɪˌlæg] n (also greylag goose) → oca cenerina
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After saying goodbye to the last of our summer visitors a few weeks ago, we are welcoming those birds that will be spending the winter months with us - pink-footed geese forming big noisy skeins in the sky, greylag geese grazing in the fields, and wigeon on the lake edges.
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Until recently, at Aracinovsko Blato and Katlanovsko Blato during winter there could be seen flocks of over 2,000 mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), 1,500 common cranes (Grus grus), grey herons (Ardea cinerea), purple herons (Ardea purpurea), greylag geese (Anser anser), western marsh harriers (Circus aeruginosus)--birds of prey and the worst enemies to all types of wetland birds, and white storks (Ciconia ciconia).
His moody, underexpos ed shot of a greylag goose on the bank of the Thames, set against the Sh ard, is proof that the beauty of nature can be captured anywhere.
His moody, underexposed shot of a greylag goose on the bank of the Thames, set against the Shard, is proof that the beauty of nature can be captured anywhere.
Islanders have been allowed to shoot greylag geese for the past three years after a booming flock laid waste to farmers' crops.
A total of 250 saplings of different species were planted in Garhi Mandu including fruit-bearing trees, which may attract large number of birds, which are visiting every year as passage migrants like Greylag Goose, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Shelduck, Rosy starling, Golden Oriole, and it is expected that over 5 lakh trees will be planted in the year to come.
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It claims wildfowling has been practised in the area for generations with the main quarry being mallard wigeon, teal, pintail, Canada and Greylag geese.
When we lived near Watten in Caithness, my attempts to do so became a standing joke in our family, particularly in connection with whooper swans and greylag geese.