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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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It won't be long before we see pink footed geese forming big noisy skeins in the sky, greylag geese grazing in the fields, wigeon on the lake edges.
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Another goose species, the greylag goose Anser anser (the northwest European population), also utilises this staging site, with numbers peaking in early and mid-September corresponding to the time of arrival of the pink-footed geese.
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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.
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