Chinese goose

noun

1
: a very large wild goose (Anser cygnoides synonym Cygnopsis cygnoides) of northeastern Asia that interbreeds freely with the grayleg and is probably an ancestor of various eastern domesticated geese
2
: a brown or white goose of a breed that originated in China probably from the Chinese goose and is distinguished by upright carriage, large knob at the base of the bill, and small size

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“Chinese goose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20goose. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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