heath hen

heath hen

noun
1.
an American gallinaceous bird, Tympanuchus cupido cupido, closely related to the prairie chicken: extinct.
2.
the female of the black grouse.

Origin:
1585–95

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heath hen
 
n
1.  another name for greyhen
2.  a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken

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