Definition of gosling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gosling

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɒzlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːzlɪŋ//
 
Birds
 
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a young goose (= a bird like a large duck) See related entries: Birds Word Origin Middle English (originally gesling): from Old Norse gǽslingr, from gás ‘goose’ + -ling, later altered by association with goose.
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