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hazel grouse

a European woodland grouse, Tetrastes bonasia, somewhat resembling the North American ruffed grouse.
Also called hazel hen.
Origin of hazel grouse
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • hazel-grouse too are common in the lower woods, but are not easily found unless the call-system be adopted.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • Won't you be good enough to favor me by trying a hazel-grouse?

    Lucky Pehr August Strindberg

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