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sharp-tailed grouse

[shahrp-teyld] /ˈʃɑrpˌteɪld/
noun
1.
a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail.
Also called sprigtail.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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