greylag

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grey·lag

also gray·lag  (grā′lăg′)
n.
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

or

greylag goose

;

graylag

(ˈɡreɪˌlæɡ) or

graylag goose

n
(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
Translations

greylag

[ˈgreɪˌlæg] n (also greylag goose) → oca cenerina
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On an average day you will shoot 15 to 20 birds, but when the stars line up you can shoot a hundred graylags, a big goose up to 10 pounds.
In North America, German or Pomeranian geese, descended from Eastern Graylags, have nearly disappeared.
The action continued, and we finished the morning with 24 graylags.