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sage grouse

noun
1.
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • 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

noun
1.
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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