wild goose


any undomesticated goose, especially the greylag of Britain or the Canada goose.

Origin of wild goose

before 1050; Middle English; Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for wild geese

Wild Geese


the Wild Geese the Irish expatriates who served as professional soldiers with the Catholic powers of Europe, esp France, from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries
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