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capercaillie

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noun, cap·er·cail·lie \ˌka-pər-ˈkā-lē, -ˈkāl-yē\

Definition of capercaillie

plural capercaillie or capercailzies also capercaillies or capercailzie

  1. :  a very large European grouse (Tetrao urogallus) of hilly coniferous woodlands



Variants of capercaillie

or capercailzie play \-ˈkāl-zē\

Origin of capercaillie

Scottish Gaelic capalcoille, literally, horse of the woods


First Known Use: 1536


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