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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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How to use snow goose in a sentence
This smaller species of the Snow Goose nests on islands in rivers along the arctic coast.The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed
We had also a pair of Canada geese; a snow-goose, and three brant,—these last being the produce of a single shot.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
The skin, when stripped of its feathers, is of the same colour as the Snow Goose, and they are equally good eating.
Both the bill and feet are of the same colour with those of the Snow Goose.
In east, this species predominates in early spring migration whereas the Snow Goose is most numerous later.Check-list of the Birds of Kansas|Harrison B Tordoff
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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