Hutchins's goose

Hutch·​ins's goose | \ ˈhəchə̇nz(ə̇z)- \

Definition of Hutchins's goose

: a variety (Branta canadensis hutchinsii) of the Canada goose closely resembling but smaller than the typical form, breeding in arctic America and migrating south through the U.S., but being rare east of the Mississippi

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History and Etymology for Hutchins's goose

after Thomas Hutchins †1790 English attaché of the Hudson's Bay Company

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“Hutchins's goose.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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