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ruffed grouse

noun
1.
a North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for ruffed grouse

ruffed grouse

noun
1.
a large North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having brown plumage with darker markings around the neck and a black-tipped fan-shaped tail
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