Greylag meaning

grālăg
A large gray Eurasian goose (Anser anser) having pinkish legs and feet and a pink to orangish bill.
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A large grey European goose, Anser anser, with pink legs and dull orange beak.
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Origin of greylag

  • Possibly grey lag lingering behind (obsolete), from its being the last of the geese to leave England on its annual migration

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

  • grey (the bird's colour) + lag (an old name for a goose derived from the call used to move such animals along).

    From Wiktionary