Goose (domestic)

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A domestic goose.

The domestic goose is a domesticated species of the genus Anser, kept as a food animal throughout the northern hemisphere.

Goose meat is usually served in the form of a whole goose, roasted. In England, a roast goose is a traditional centerpiece of a Christmas dinner. Goose liver, as foie gras, is an important ingredient in French cuisine.

Goose eggs may be prepared in a similar way to chicken eggs, but are rarely eaten.

Domestic geese are also sometimes used as guard animals.