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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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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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* 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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    We hard-boiled them. We donned blindfolds. And we chowed down. In our eggsperiment, can you guess which bird prevailed in the ultimate showdown of duck vs. chicken? Read more on this news related to 'Goose'
  • Canada Goose lays down roots in the UK
    First European Marketing and UK sales office opens in London TORONTO, ON & LONDON, U.K., April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Goose Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the opening of its first European marketing and UK sales office in London, UK. Despite economic challenges that significantly impacted the ind Read more on this news related to 'Goose'

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