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white-fronted goose

[ hwahyt-fruhn-tid, wahyt- ]

noun

  1. a grayish-brown wild goose, Anser albifrons, of Eurasia and western North America, having a white patch on the front of the face.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of white-fronted goose1

First recorded in 1760–70

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Example Sentences

The dagûl′kû, or white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons), appears in connection with the myth of the origin of tobacco.

Dagûlʻkû geese—The dagûlʻkû is the American white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons gambeli).

The white-fronted goose well deserves the patronage of those who have even a small piece of grass.

Both varieties are depicted on the ancient monuments; the white-fronted goose being commonly shown.

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