- a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.
Origin of graylag
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Stubb′le-goose, or Harvest-goose, the greylag goose; Stubb′le-rake, a rake with long teeth for raking stubble together.
- a large grey Eurasian goose, Anser anser: the ancestor of many domestic breeds of gooseUS spelling: graylag
Word Origin for greylag
C18: from grey + lag 1, from its migrating later than other species
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