- a black-and-white gooselike bird, Anseranas semipalmatus, of Australia, believed to be the most primitive waterfowl in existence.
Origin of magpie goose
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- a large black-and-white goose, Anseranas semipalmata, of N Australia and adjacent islands
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