Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
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
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A North American wild goose (Chen caerulescens or Anser caerulescens) that breeds in Arctic regions, having a dusky gray color phase when young and a white plumage with black wingtips as an adult.