snow goose

noun

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 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 The mid-continent snow goose population is estimated at 15 to 20 million birds (some biologists think that’s conservative). Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 28 Aug. 2020 Second, the spring snow goose season is not a hunting season at all. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 28 Aug. 2020 There is also a greater snow goose population of around 1 million birds in the Atlantic Flyway. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 26 June 2020 Though modern layouts are much more comfortable and offer more concealment, this old-school method is still plenty useful (and less cumbersome) in certain situations, like snow goose hunting and public hunts from the levee. Joseph Albanese, Outdoor Life, 26 May 2020 The legs and thighs on snow geese are meaty, and when braised are excellent tablefare. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of snow goose

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow goose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20goose. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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