from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The common gray or wild goose of Europe, Anser cinereus or ferus; the fen-, marsh-, or stubble-goose, the wild original of the domestic goose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The common wild gray goose (
Anser anser) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. See Illust. of goose.
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- noun zoology The common European wild
goose, Anser anser
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- noun common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds
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The mallard and the graylag goose are the ancestors of our domestic ducks and geese.
Heinroth, a German zoolo - gist and ethologist, read a paper in 1910 in which he described the behavior of incubator-hatched graylag goslings (“Beiträge zur Biologie, nahmentlich Ethologie und Psychologie der Anatiden,” Verh. 5 int. orn.