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Canada goose

or Canadian goose

noun
1.
a common wild goose, Branta canadensis, of North America.
Origin of Canada goose
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35
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Examples from the Web for Canada goose
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  • The Canada goose is also another prettily-marked variety of goose.

    Mamma's Stories about Birds Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")
  • This bird is really a miniature of the Canada goose, being but twenty-four inches in length.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • The Canada goose travels many thousand miles each year in its migrations.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for Canada goose

Canada goose

noun
1.
a large common greyish-brown North American goose, Branta canadensis, with a black neck and head and a white throat patch
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