sage-grouse

sage grouse

noun
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black.

Origin:
1870–75

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

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