Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A goose of the genus Chen; a snow-goose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.), Canadian, & Local U. S. The snow goose.

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  • noun US, Canada, dialects Either of two North American wild geese of the genus Chen, the snow goose (white wavy) or the blue goose (blue wavy).

Etymologies

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According to one theory, from Cree. An alternative etymology, perhaps a folk etymology, attributes the name to their peculiar, wavy flight.

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