Hutchins's goose


Hutch·​ins'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

Word History


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

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“Hutchins's goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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