from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A waterfowl (Branta leucopsis) of northern Europe and Greenland that breeds in the Arctic and has a white face with a black streak between the eyes and bill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A black and white species of bird from the northern hemisphere, scientifically known as the Branta leucopsis
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- n. European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
Earlier barnacle; see barnacle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Because this goose nests in the far north, Europeans never saw its chicks, and invented a theory that the goose barnacle is the larval form of the barnacle goose. (Wiktionary)
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