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grey·lagalso 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.]
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(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]
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|Noun||1.||greylag - 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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