Definition of gosling in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgɒzlɪŋ


  • A young goose.
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    • 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.


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

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