- See under wavey.
Origin of white wavey
First recorded in 1775–85
- a wild North American goose of the genus Chen, as the snow goose (white wavey) or blue goose (blue wavey).
Origin of wavey
1735–45; earlier weywey < Cree we·hwe·w
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- Canadian a snow goose or other wild gooseAlso called: wawa
via Canadian French from Algonquian (Cree wehwew)
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