snow goose

snow goose
noun Date: 1771 a North American goose (Chen caerulescens syn. Anser caerulescens) that has a pinkish bill and exists either as a white form with black primaries or as a grayish-black form with a white head

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Snow goose — Snow Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snow Goose — (Myoko,Япония) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 949 2112 Ниигата, Myoko, Sekika …   Каталог отелей

  • snow goose — snow′ goose n. orn a white North American goose, Chen caerulescens, with black primary feathers • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • snow goose — n. a wild, medium sized, white goose (Anser caerulescens) with a reddish bill and black wing tips, that breeds in the Arctic and has a bluish gray color phase if it migrates farther south …   English World dictionary

  • Snow Goose — This article is about species of goose. For the novella by Paul Gallico, see The Snow Goose. For the Camel album, see Music Inspired by The Snow Goose (album). Snow Goose C. c. caerulescens white morph …   Wikipedia

  • snow goose — 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. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * ▪ bird  a species of North American goose that may be… …   Universalium

  • snow goose — noun blue goose in the white color phase • Hypernyms: ↑blue goose, ↑Chen caerulescens * * * noun : a wild goose of the genus Chen (C. caerulescens) that is usually white with blackish primaries and a reddish or pinkish bill but exists in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snow Goose — snieginė žąsis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anser caerulesceus angl. Snow Goose vok. Schneegans …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • snow goose — snieginė žąsis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anser caerulescens; Chen caerulescens angl. snow goose vok. Schneegans, f rus. белый гусь, m pranc. oie des neiges, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios žąsys …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snow goose — noun a gregarious goose that breeds in Arctic Canada and Greenland, typically having white plumage with black wing tips. [Anser caerulescens.] …   English new terms dictionary

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