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wood grouse

the capercaillie.
Origin of wood grouse
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The wood-grouse—now extinct, I believe—has been known to attack people in the woods.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • Capercailzie, the wood-grouse, a large game-bird found in fir woods in mountainous districts, and highly esteemed for table.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • An occasional small pond gives harbourage for a few wild-fowl, while wood-grouse, and in winter ptarmigan, are plentiful.

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