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spruce grouse

noun
1.
a grouse, Canachites canadensis, of coniferous forests of northern North America, that feeds on evergreen buds and needles.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples for spruce grouse
  • spruce grouse my send a sensitive signal from our northernmost counties.
  • Grouse hunters may harvest either ruffed, blue or spruce grouse.
  • There is a trick to cleaning spruce grouse that is probably best demonstrated.
  • Wildlife species dependent on these higher elevation forests include moose, elk, and spruce grouse.
  • spruce grouse can be found in the spruce forests year-round.
  • Grouse-Both the ruffed and spruce grouse may be found in the lower elevations in winter.
British Dictionary definitions for spruce grouse

spruce grouse

noun
1.
a game bird, Dendragapus canadensis, occurring in Canadian coniferous forests
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