barnacle goose


Definition of barnacle goose

: a European goose (Branta leucopsis) that has a whitish face and black breast and breeds in the Arctic

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Then Mildred, a 24-year-old barnacle goose, wobbled painfully across the floor as veterinarians analyzed her gait. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.," 29 June 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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