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goose,

common name for large wild and domesticated swimming birds related to the duck and the swan. Strictly speaking, the term goose is applied to the female and gander to the male. In North America the wild (or Canada) goose, Branta canadensis, is known by its honking call and by the migrating V-shaped flocks in spring and fall. Other wild geese are the brantbrant
or brant goose,
common name for a species of wild sea goose. The American brant, Branta bernicla, breeds in the Arctic and winters along the Atlantic coast. The head, neck, and tail are black, the back brownish gray, and the under parts grayish white.
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 (any species of the genus Branta, particularly B. bernicla) and the blue, snow, and white-fronted (or laughing) geese. Among the domestic geese are the popular Toulouse (or gray) goose (descended from the graylag, Anser anser, of Europe), the African goose, the Embden goose, and the Asian breeds (developed from the wild Chinese goose). Geese were raised in ancient times by the Romans and other Europeans and were sacred in Egypt 4,000 years ago. Forcible feeding is used to fatten geese and to enlarge the liver for use in making pâté de foie gras. Geese are classifed in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Anseriformes, family Anatidae.

What does it mean when you dream about a goose?

“The goose that lays the golden eggs” symbolizes opulent fertility and wealth on the physical plane of life. Also, because the dreaming mind tends to literalize linguistic metaphors and idioms, dream geese can imply that one’s “goose is cooked.”

goose

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(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for a number of waterfowl in the subfamily Anatinae; they are intermediate in size and features between ducks and swans.

goose

1. any of various web-footed long-necked birds of the family Anatidae: order Anseriformes. They are typically larger and less aquatic than ducks and are gregarious and migratory
2. the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male (gander)
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I do not know if you have ever seen goose poo, but it is quite a substantial thing.
The secret of goose herding is manipulating flock behavior, where safety in numbers is the paramount principle of survival.
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