snow goose

noun

: a North American goose (Chen caerulescens synonym Anser caerulescens) that has a pinkish bill and exists either as a white form with black primaries or as a grayish-black form with a white head

Examples of snow goose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The snow goose, which is different from the geese seen at local parks, is celebrated each winter in Lamar during the Snow Goose Festival. Mindy Sink, The Denver Post, 7 Feb. 2024 Or, keep it simple by slathering the meat in barbecue sauce and dumping it on a plate with some bread and sauteed greens, like Wilkins does in this barbecue snow goose confit sandwich recipe. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 17 Aug. 2023 Take it from two casual snow goose hunters who like chasing white geese for a couple days each year—a little snow goose hunting goes a long way. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 18 Mar. 2021 Load a snow goose call app onto your phone. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2023 Some snow goose hunting spreads number in the thousands. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2023 Martha’s Vineyard: A snow goose at Katama Farm and a common raven and a wintering Eastern phoebe at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Feb. 2023 McCauley is a former duck and snow goose guide, and the double gun traveled with him from Alaska to the Canadian prairie, and across the continental United States. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 18 Feb. 2021 Plymouth County: The area hosted a snow goose at the Holmes Reservation in Plymouth, a King eider off Summit Avenue in Hull, and 16 Eastern meadowlarks at the Cumberland Farms fields in Middleboro. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snow goose was in 1771

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“Snow goose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20goose. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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