Webster's New World
A large gray Eurasian goose (Anser anser) having pinkish legs and feet and a pink to orangish bill.
- graylag goose
Other Word Forms of Greylag
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).
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