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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 of sage grouse
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse are becoming extinct, both in Wyoming and North Dakota.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • The sage grouse, or sage hen is the largest of the grouse of America, some of the males weighing as much as seven pounds.

  • sage grouse and Columbian sharp-tailed grouse are so nearly extinct that it may practically be said that they are extinct.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • A peculiarity of the sage grouse is that it has no gizzard, but instead it has a stomach more like that of an animal.

  • Sheridan and Johnson Counties (Wyoming) have sage grouse protected until 1915.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • Now there is not a deer, an antelope, or a sage grouse within fifty miles of that lifeless waste.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse; nearly all the shore birds.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • With the exception of the sage grouse, this species is the largest of the family, being about 20 inches in length.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • If they were sage grouse, I might not get near enough to them to shoot sure with my one arrow.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
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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