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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
1685-1695
1685-95, Americanism

prairie fowl

noun
Also called prairie grouse.
Origin
1795-1805, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie-grouse

prairie chicken

noun
1.
either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America
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