/ˈgreɪlæg/ (say 'graylag)

a wild goose, Anser anser, native to Eurasia; ancestor of the domesticated goose.
Also, greylag goose. {grey + ? lag1, because it lags behind other birds in its annual migration}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

(Anser ferus)

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  • Greylag — Grey lag , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See Graylag. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greylag — ► NOUN ▪ a large goose with mainly grey plumage, the ancestor of the domestic goose. ORIGIN probably from dialect lag goose …   English terms dictionary

  • greylag — [grā′lag΄] n. alt. sp. of GRAYLAG …   English World dictionary

  • greylag — /gray lag /, n. graylag. * * * Most common Eurasian representative (Anser anser) of the so called gray goose, and ancestor of all Occidental domestic geese. It nests in temperate regions and winters from Britain to North Africa, India, and China …   Universalium

  • greylag — noun A large grey European goose, Anser anser, with pink legs and dull orange beak Syn: greylag goose …   Wiktionary

  • greylag — n. (in full greylag goose) a wild goose, Anser anser, native to Europe. Etymology: GREY + LAG(1) (because of its late migration) …   Useful english dictionary

  • greylag — noun Etymology: perhaps from gray + 1lag Date: circa 1713 the common gray wild goose (Anser anser) of Europe from which most domestic breeds of geese are descended …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greylag — grey·lag || greɪlæg n. common wild European goose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greylag — noun a large goose with mainly grey plumage, the ancestor of the domestic goose. [Anser anser.] Origin C18: prob. from grey + dialect lag goose , of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • greylag — n. Wild goose (Anser ferus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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