snow goose


Definition of snow goose

: 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 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., 12 Feb. 2022 Among reports were a snow goose in Orange, two northern shrikes at the Orange Airport, and a remarkable summer tanager visiting a feeder at 73 Hadley Road in Sunderland., 18 Dec. 2021 One approach to this problem is to implement snow goose harvesting programs—not only through a spring hunt in the south, but also by encouraging egg collection and harvesting of adults in the north at their breeding ground. Devi Lockwood, Wired, 21 Sep. 2021 Lesser snow goose numbers have increased massively over the past few decades as humans have converted forests to farms. Joshua Learn | Inside Science, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2021 LeTourneaux's research focuses on how changes in hunting regulations have affected snow goose populations. Joshua Learn | Inside Science, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2021 Everything is taken to the extreme in snow goose hunting. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 18 Mar. 2021 The body is dark like a Canadas, while the head and bill are more closely aligned with snow goose characteristics. Ryan Chelius, Outdoor Life, 1 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snow goose

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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