greylag


grey·lag

noun \-ˌlag\

Definition of GREYLAG

:  the common gray wild goose (Anser anser) of Europe from which most domestic breeds of geese are descended

Origin of GREYLAG

perhaps from gray + 1lag
First Known Use: circa 1713

greylag

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Most common Eurasian representative (Anser anser) of the so-called gray goose, and ancestor of all Occidental domestic geese. It nests in temperate regions and winters from Britain to North Africa, India, and China. It is pale gray with pink legs; the bill is pink in the eastern race and orange in the western race.

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