sand-grouse

sand grouse

noun
any of several birds of the family Pteroclididae inhabiting sandy areas of the Old World, resembling both pigeons and shorebirds and having precocial young.
Also, sandgrouse.


Origin:
1775–85

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sand grouse

noun
pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young [syn: sandgrouse
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