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graylag

or greylag

[grey-lag] /ˈgreɪˌlæg/
noun
1.
a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.
Origin of graylag
1705-1715
1705-15; gray1 + lag1 (with reference to its habit of remaining longer in England before migrating than other species of the genus)
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