ruffed-grouse

ruffed grouse

noun
a North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck.

Origin:
1745–55, Americanism

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ruffed grouse
 
n
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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