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game bird

noun
1.
any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, especially such a bird that is protected by game laws.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for game-bird

game bird

noun
1.
a bird of any species hunted as game
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