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Goose Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    goose n
  1. web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  2. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool [syn: fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, cuckoo, twat, zany]
  3. flesh of a goose (domestic or wild) [also: geese (pl)]
Goose Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Goose \Goose\ (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. Geese (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh`n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]23
  1. Cf. Gander, Gannet, Ganza, Gosling.] (Zo["o]l.)
  2. Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserin[ae], and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres. Note: The common domestic goose is believed to have been derived from the European graylag goose (Anser anser). The bean goose (A. segetum), the American wild or Canada goose (Branta Canadensis), and the bernicle goose (Branta leucopsis) are well known species. The American white or snow geese and the blue goose belong to the genus Chen. See Bernicle, Emperor goose, under Emperor, Snow goose, Wild goose, Brant.
  3. Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose. Note: The Egyptian or fox goose (Alopochen [AE]gyptiaca) and the African spur-winged geese (Plectropterus)
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Goose'

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The word goose (plural: geese) is the English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. This family also includes swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.

This article deals with the true geese in the subfamily Anserinae, tribe Anserini.

A number of other waterbirds, mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their name.

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'Goose' in famous quotation sentence

* Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing. - Aesop

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  • Goose Bay RCMP catch impaired driver, robber
    The Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP were kept busy over the Labour Day weekend. Early Saturday morning, Aug. 30, at approximately 4 a.m., RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Brett Street.As a result of this traffic stop and subsequent investigation,a 24-year old male from the community ... Read more on this news related to 'Goose'
  • Iconic dressed-up cement goose stolen from Staten Island porch
    Recently, a group of goons grabbed a cement goose that sat outside Ronnie Gambon's house. Read more on this news related to 'Goose'
  • Huntsville goose hunter becomes 'Mother Goose'
    A Huntsville man says he's being treated like Mother Goose, and it's made him the talk of that small town. It all started last spring when he decided to rescue a nest full of duck eggs. Read more on this news related to 'Goose'

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