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noun

a white North American wild goose, previously classified as the species Chen hyperborea but now considered the light color phase of the blue goose, C. caerulescens.

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Origin of snow goose

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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snow goose

noun

a North American goose, Anser hyperboreus (or Chen hyperborea or A. caerulescens), having a white plumage with black wing tips
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