emperor goose


Definition of emperor goose

: a medium-sized goose (Philacte canagica) of the coast of Alaska and adjacent islands having ashen gray plumage barred with black and white, a white head and nape, black foreneck, and yellow-orange feet

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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