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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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  • Man hunting geese in New Jersey accidentally kills himself: police
    (Reuters) - A man hunting geese with his father in New Jersey shot and killed himself in what police said Sunday appeared to be an accident. Police in West Windsor Township, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, said the 45-year-old victim and his father were properly licensed to hunt the birds. Investigators said it appears the victim died from a single gunsh Read more on this news related to 'Geese'
  • Ducks and geese late coming to Texas
    Ducks and geese are doing really well - record numbers for some of them - and, overall, habitat conditions in most of Texas are pretty good, and better in some places than they've been in a few years. While some wetlands on Texas' coastal prairie and marshes, traditional wintering grounds for the millions of ducks and geese traveling the Central Flyway, ar Read more on this news related to 'Geese'
  • Cedar Rapids’ ‘FIDO’ goose-chasing device not working as expected
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A gadget meant to scare geese away from the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids is working, but not quite as well as expected. Parks workers introduced FIDO, which stands for “Fowl Intercept and Dispersal Office,” in the spring . The orange-colored, remote-controlled device shaped like a dog was expected to chase the messy geese away from the Read more on this news related to 'Geese'

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