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