Canada goose

or Canadian goose


noun

a common wild goose, Branta canadensis, of North America.

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Origin of Canada goose

First recorded in 1725–35
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Example sentences from the Web for Canada goose

  • The Canada-Goose is a water-fowl, of the shape of a goose; but twice as large and heavy.

    The History of Louisiana|Le Page Du Pratz

British Dictionary definitions for Canada goose

Canada goose

noun

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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