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greylag

[grey-lag]
noun
  1. graylag.
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graylag

or grey·lag

[grey-lag]
noun
  1. a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.
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Origin of graylag

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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Historical Examples of greylag

  • Stubb′le-goose, or Harvest-goose, the greylag goose; Stubb′le-rake, a rake with long teeth for raking stubble together.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for greylag

greylag

greylag goose

noun
  1. a large grey Eurasian goose, Anser anser: the ancestor of many domestic breeds of gooseUS spelling: graylag
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Word Origin for greylag

C18: from grey + lag 1, from its migrating later than other species
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