[ grey-lag ]
/ ˈgreɪˌlæg /
a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.
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The graylag goose which breeds in the British Isles, seems to be the ancestor of the domestic geese that we see in every farmyard.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood