black-cock

blackcock

[blak-kok]
noun
the male of the black grouse.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see black, cock1

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blackcock (ˈblækˌkɒk)
 
n
Compare greyhen Also called: heath cock the male of the black grouse

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