Nearby words

  1. greyhen,
  2. greyhound,
  3. greyhound racing,
  4. greying,
  5. greyish,
  6. greylist,
  7. greyly,
  8. greynville,
  9. greys,
  10. greywacke


or grey·lag



a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose.

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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for greylag


greylag goose


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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