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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "4 Off-Season Waterfowl Projects that Will Improve Your Decoy Spread (and Your Home)," 26 May 2020 The legs and thighs on snow geese are meaty, and when braised are excellent tablefare. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "8 Ways to Prepare Snow Goose Meat," 2 Apr. 2020 This piece employs a kindred concept, with birds on wires forming a pointillist snow goose. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, "Airport art doesn’t have to be boring: Here are some of the country’s most striking examples," 6 Mar. 2020 At the Berkeley Pit, initial efforts to discourage birds from landing were prompted by deaths of 342 snow geese that landed in November, 1995. CBS News, "Trump rule could kill "billions of birds" and devastate endangered species, former wildlife chief says," 1 Apr. 2020 In a month or so, busloads of tourists will park along the lake, many having flown in specially from Asia, to see tens of thousands of snow geese on their route north to their breeding grounds. Washington Post, "Hunting is ‘slowly dying off’ and that has created a crisis for the nation’s public lands," 3 Feb. 2020 Here’s a recipe for waterfowl hunters who aren’t sure how to cook all of the Canada and snow goose breast meat in their freezer. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Food Menu for Hunters and Anglers," 30 Jan. 2020 In one sweep of the eye, roughly 100,000 snow geese lifted off before us, filling the sky with wings, squawks and honks. Tom Stienstra,, "Waterfowl fill sky in winter spectacle," 22 Jan. 2020 And human activity, both near and far, can change the balance: As snow geese have learned to feed on farmlands rather than in the wild on their migration routes, their exploding numbers have threatened to degrade their tundra nesting sites. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Tundra threats, explained," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of snow goose

1771, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Snow goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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