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sage grouse

a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black.
Origin of sage grouse
1870-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sage grouse
  • Closer to the ground, sage grouse, western meadowlarks and burrowing owls might be flushed along roads and hiking trails.
  • Species range from sage grouse found in high desert areas to tufted puffins and great blue herons found along the coastline.
British Dictionary definitions for sage grouse

sage grouse

a large North American grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, the males of which perform elaborate courtship displays
Word Origin
C19: so named because it lives among, and eats, sagebrush
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