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black grouse

noun
1.
a large grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, of Europe and western Asia, the male of which is black, the female mottled gray and brown.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for black grouse

black grouse

noun
1.
Also called black game. a large N European grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, the male of which has a bluish-black plumage and lyre-shaped tail
2.
a related and similar species, Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi, of W Asia
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