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Meaning of GOOSE

Pronunciation:  goos

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  2. [n]  flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
  3. [n]  a man who is a stupid fool

GOOSE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, jackass, twat, zany
 See Also: Anatidae, Anser anser, Anser cygnoides, anseriform bird, barnacle, barnacle goose, blue goose, brant, brant goose, Branta canadensis, Branta leucopsis, brent, brent goose, Canada goose, Canadian goose, Chen caerulescens, Chinese goose, family Anatidae, fool, gaggle, gander, goose, goose, goose down, gosling, graylag, greylag, greylag goose, honker, muggins, poultry, sap, saphead, tomfool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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]233. Cf. {Gander},
{Gannet}, {Ganza}, {Gosling}.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. 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}.

2. 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})
      belong to the family {Plectropterid[ae]}. The
      Australian semipalmated goose ({Anseranas semipalmata})
      and Cape Barren goose ({Cereopsis
      Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]}) are very different from northern
      geese, and each is made the type of a distinct family.
      Both are domesticated in Australia.

3. A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle,
   which resembles the neck of a goose.

4. A silly creature; a simpleton.

5. A game played with counters on a board divided into
   compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted.

         The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve
         good rules, the royal game of goose.  --Goldsmith.

{A wild goose chase}, an attempt to accomplish something
   impossible or unlikely of attainment.

{Fen goose}. See under {Fen}.

{Goose barnacle} (Zo["o]l.), any pedunculated barnacle of the
   genus {Anatifa} or {Lepas}; -- called also {duck
   barnacle}. See {Barnacle}, and {Cirripedia}.

{Goose cap}, a silly person. [Obs.] --Beau. & .

{Goose corn} (Bot.), a coarse kind of rush ({Juncus

{Goose feast}, Michaelmas. [Colloq. Eng.]

{Goose flesh}, a peculiar roughness of the skin produced by
   cold or fear; -- called also {goose skin}.

{Goose grass}. (Bot.)
   (a) A plant of the genus {Galium} ({G. Aparine}), a
       favorite food of geese; -- called also {catchweed} and
   (b) A species of knotgrass ({Polygonum aviculare}).
   (c) The annual spear grass ({Poa annua}).

{Goose neck}, anything, as a rod of iron or a pipe, curved
   like the neck of a goose; specially (Naut.), an iron hook
   connecting a spar with a mast.

{Goose quill}, a large feather or quill of a goose; also, a
   pen made from it.

{Goose skin}. See {Goose flesh}, above.

{Goose tongue} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
   ptarmica}), growing wild in the British islands.

{Sea goose}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Phalarope}.

{Solan goose}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Gannet}.

Thesaurus Terms
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