Barnacle Goose Definition

noun
A waterfowl (Branta leucopsis) of northern Europe and Greenland that breeds in the Arctic and has a white face with a black streak between the eyes and bill.
American Heritage
A European wild goose (Branta leucopsis)
Webster's New World
A black and white species of bird from the northern hemisphere, Branta leucopsis.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Barnacle Goose

Noun

Singular:
barnacle goose
Plural:
barnacle geese

Origin of Barnacle Goose

  • Because this goose nests in the far north, Europeans never saw its chicks, and invented a theory that the goose barnacle is the larval form of the barnacle goose.

    From Wiktionary

  • Earlier barnacle barnacle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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