a wild goose, Branta leucopsis, of northern Europe and Greenland.
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- barn swallow,
- barn-door skate,
- barnard's star,
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Origin of barnacle goose
1760–70; earlier barnacle, Middle English bernacle; compare Middle French bernacle, New Latin bernacula, all derivative of earlier Middle English bernak, bernekke, Anglo-Latin bernaca, Old French bernaque, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin for barnacle goose
C13 bernekke, related to Late Latin bernaca, from the belief that the goose developed from a shellfish; ultimate origin obscure
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