Ross's goose

\ ˌrȯ|sə̇z- also ˌrä| \

Definition of Ross's goose

: a very small white goose (Chen rossii) that breeds in arctic America and migrates through western North America

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First Known Use of Ross's goose

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ross's goose

after Bernard R. Ross †1874 Irish fur trader

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“Ross's goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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