Te*tra"o*nid\, n. [L. tetrao a heath cock, grouse, Gr. ?: cf. F. t['e]traonide.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type, as the grouse, partridge, quail, and the like. Used also adjectively.
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