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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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|Noun||1.||graylag - 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
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