Definition of gosling in English:

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gosling

Pronunciation: /ˈɡäzliNG/

noun

A young goose.
Example sentences
  • An aggressive Canada goose supervised its goslings while ducks enjoyed bread offered by a child.
  • Police are investigating Sunday's shooting when the goose and her three young goslings were used as target practice.
  • Spatial variation in growth of Barnacle Goose goslings and Lesser Snow Goose goslings also has been related to variation in food abundance.

Origin

Middle English (originally gesling): from Old Norse gǽslingr, from gás 'goose' + -ling, later altered by association with goose.

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Syllabification: gos·ling

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