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Bean Goose (The)

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A migratory bird which appears in England in the autumn of the year, and is so named from a mark on its bill like a horsebean. It is next in size to the Grey Lag-goose. The term comes from the northern counties where the bean (goose) is common.

“Espèce dʹoie dont les mandibules sont taillées en forme de féveroles.”—Royal Dictionnaire.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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