Canada goose


Definition of Canada goose

: the common wild goose (Branta canadensis) of North America that is chiefly gray and brownish with black head and neck and a white patch running from the sides of the head under the throat

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First Known Use of Canada goose

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Canada goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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Canada goose


English Language Learners Definition of Canada goose

: a goose of North America that is mostly gray and brown with a black head and neck

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