Ross's goose


ˌrȯ|sə̇z- also ˌrä|
: a very small white goose (Chen rossii) that breeds in arctic America and migrates through western North America

Word History


after Bernard R. Ross †1874 Irish fur trader

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ross's goose was in 1873

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“Ross's goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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