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wild goose

noun
1.
any undomesticated goose, especially the greylag of Britain or the Canada goose.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English; Old English
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Wild Geese

noun
1.
the Wild Geese, the Irish expatriates who served as professional soldiers with the Catholic powers of Europe, esp France, from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries
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