snow goose


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snow goose

n.
A goose (Chen caerulescens) of North America and Siberia that has two color forms, one with white plumage and black wingtips and the other with bluish-gray plumage and a white head.

snow goose

n
(Animals) a North American goose, Anser hyperboreus (or Chen hyperborea or A. caerulescens), having a white plumage with black wing tips

snow′ goose`


n.
a white North American goose, Chen caerulescens, with black primary feathers.
[1765–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snow goose - blue goose in the white color phasesnow goose - blue goose in the white color phase
blue goose, Chen caerulescens - North American wild goose having dark plumage in summer but white in winter
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