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Any of several large waterbirds of the subfamily Anserine. Geese are native to Europe Asia and North America. They are migratory birds that breed in the far north and winter in the south. Their quills have been used for writing pens and as ferrules for artist brushes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
geese (plural); Gänse (Deut.); ganso (Esp., Port.); oie (Fr.); ganzen (Ned.); gås (Sven.)
Resources and Citations
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose (Accessed Nov. 9, 2005)