snow goose


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.

Nearby words

  1. snow crystal,
  2. snow day,
  3. snow devil,
  4. snow fence,
  5. snow gauge,
  6. snow grains,
  7. snow grass,
  8. snow guard,
  9. snow gum,
  10. snow hole

Origin of snow goose

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75

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British Dictionary definitions for snow goose

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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