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Geese Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Geese Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a large number of long-necked birds, belonging to the family Anatidae.

This family also includes the swans, which are mostly larger than geese, and the ducks, which are smaller and have short necks.

Both as chicks and as adults, geese show collective animal behaviour. Geese migrate in groups in the spring and fall, flying together in a V-shape.

A male goose is called a "gander" and a baby goose is called a "gosling". A group of geese is called a "gaggle".



'Geese' example sentence in quotations


* Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important that television. - Aldo Leopold


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  • Park service wants dogs to chase geese off National Mall
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall. Read more on this news related to 'Geese'
  • Geese be-gone: Plan calls for dogs to rid Mall of fowl that befoul
    The National Park Service wants to use border collies to harass messy Canada geese away from memorials. Read more on this news related to 'Geese'
  • 2,000 snow geese die in US, avian cholera suspected
    Two thousand migrating snow geese have died in the northwestern US state of Idaho likely due to avian cholera, according to the state's fish and game department. Carcasses of the dead geese were collected and will be incinerated to prevent the spread of disease to other predatory birds or scavengers, officials said. Officials said the most likely cause of the Read more on this news related to 'Geese'

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