Goose

Definition of Goose

Pronunciation: gŌs
n.1.(Zool.)
1.Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinæ, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres.
2.Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose.
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
(Zool.) any pedunculated barnacle of the genus Anatifa or Lepas; - called also duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia.
Goose cap
a silly person.
Goose corn
(Bot.) a coarse kind of rush (Juncus squarrosus).
- Beau. & .
Goose feast
Michaelmas.
Goose grass
a - (Bot.) A plant of the genus Galium (G. Aparine), a favorite food of geese; - called also catchweed and cleavers.
b - A species of knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).
c - The annual spear grass (Poa annua).
Goose neck
(Naut.) 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
(Zool.) See Phalarope.
Solan goose
(Zool.) See Gannet.

Related Words

Bantam, Cornish hen, banty, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, broiler, brooder, broody hen, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chanticleer, chapon, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, cock, cockerel, dindon, domestic fowl, drake, duck, duckling, dunghill fowl, faisan, fowl, fryer, game fowl, gander, gobbler, gosling, grouse, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, hen, hen turkey, oie, partlet, partridge, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulard, poulet, poult, poultry, pullet, quail, roaster, rooster, setting hen, silly, silly Billy, silly ass, spring chicken, squab, stewing chicken, tom, tom turkey, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, volaille, wild duck
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