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Variant of greylag.
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(Animals) the US spelling of greylag
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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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Meat quality, oxidative stability and blood parameters from Graylag geese offered alternative fiber sources in growing period.
The wetlands contain approximately 170 species of bird, including Black Stork, Graylag Goose, Grebe, Lapwing, and Black-winged Stilt.
The one-pot ZACA--Pd-catalyzed vinylation tandem process developed above has been used to the synthesis of [alpha],[omega]-diheterofunctional deoxypolypropionates and related compounds containing two or more asymmetric carbon atoms, (86,87) e.g., all-(R)-2,4,6,8-tetramethyldecanoic acid, a preen gland wax of graylag goose, Anser anser (Scheme 8).
"This year the Valley hosted more than 700,000 migratory birds, including graylag geese, mallards, pochards, shovellers, wigeons, teals and gadwalls.
Lynds first plays a goose named Graylag who resembles a Royal Air Force military leader, then later plays a bullfrog named, well, Bullfrog.
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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. These birds begin their flight to Kashmir in early September and stay till spring heralds in the next year.