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Topic: FOOD DISH

Language: Old English
Origin: gos

goose

1 noun
     
goose
goose1 plural geese
1
a) [countable]HBB a bird that is like a duck but is larger and makes loud noises
b) HBB [countable] a female goose [↪ gander]
2 [uncountable]DFF the cooked meat of this bird
3 [singular] old-fashioned informal a silly person
wild goose chase

➔ wouldn't say boo to a goose

at boo2 (3)

➔ kill the goose that lays the golden egg

at kill1 (14)

➔ what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

at sauce (3)
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