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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two North American wild geese of the genus Chen, the snow goose (white wavy) or the blue goose (blue wavy).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The snow goose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A goose of the genus Chen; a snow-goose.


According to one theory, from Cree. An alternative etymology, perhaps a folk etymology, attributes the name to their peculiar, wavy flight. (Wiktionary)



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