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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.]
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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]
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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
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Translations

greylag

[ˈgreɪˌlæg] n (also greylag goose) → oca cenerina
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These huge gulls have come south from the Arctic edge, though the origins of a Snow Goose among a flock of Greylags near Anglesey's Bull Bay is more questionable.
It is home to mallards, coots, Muscovy and tufted ducks, moorhens, as well as greylags and Canada geese.
Before this I had picked up on a greylag with a red neck collar, bearing the letters "ALN" - a reminder that not all our greylags are feral park defilers.