/ (ˈɡreɪˌlæɡ) /
a large grey Eurasian goose, Anser anser: the ancestor of many domestic breeds of gooseUS spelling: graylag
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Word Origin for greylag
C18: from grey + lag 1, from its migrating later than other species
Words nearby greylag
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Example sentences from the Web for greylag
Stubb′le-goose, or Harvest-goose, the greylag goose; Stubb′le-rake, a rake with long teeth for raking stubble together.