Graylag
Graylag Gray"lag`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The common wild gray goose ({Anser anser}) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. See Illust. of {Goose}. [1913 Webster]

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  • graylag — [grā′lag΄] n. [short for gray lag goose: from its color and its late migration] the European wild gray goose (Anser anser) …   English World dictionary

  • graylag — noun common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds • Syn: ↑greylag, ↑greylag goose, ↑graylag goose, ↑Anser anser • Hypernyms: ↑goose • Member Holonyms: ↑Anser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • graylag — /gray lag /, n. a common, gray, wild goose, Anser anser, of Europe, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose. Also, greylag. [1705 15; GRAY1 + LAG1 (with reference to its habit of remaining longer in England before migrating than… …   Universalium

  • graylag — noun The common European wild goose, Anser anser …   Wiktionary

  • graylag — noun US spelling of greylag …   English new terms dictionary

  • graylag — gray•lag [[t]ˈgreɪˌlæg[/t]] n. orn a gray Eurasian goose, Anser anser, that is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic goose • Etymology: 1705–15; gray+lag I (with reference to its habit of remaining longer in England before migrating than other… …   From formal English to slang

  • graylag goose — noun common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds • Syn: ↑greylag, ↑graylag, ↑greylag goose, ↑Anser anser • Hypernyms: ↑goose • Member Holonyms: ↑Anser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Anser anser — Graylag Gray lag , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The common wild gray goose ({Anser anser}) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. See Illust. of {Goose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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