lesser prairie chicken

lesser prairie chicken

noun
See under prairie chicken ( def 1 ).
Dictionary.com Unabridged

prairie chicken

noun
1.
either of two North American gallinaceous birds of western prairies, Tympanuchus cupido (greater prairie chicken) or T. pallidicinctus (lesser prairie chicken) having rufous, brown, black, and white plumage.
Also called prairie fowl, prairie grouse.


Origin:
1685–95, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lesser prairie chicken
Collins
World English Dictionary
prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen
 
n
either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America
 
prairie fowl, prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen
 
n
 
prairie grouse, prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen
 
n
 
prairie hen, prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature