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1grouse

noun \ˈgras\
plural grouse or grouses

Definition of GROUSE

:  any of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds
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Origin of GROUSE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1531

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

2grouse

verb

: to complain about something

grousedgrous·ing

Full Definition of GROUSE

intransitive verb
grous·er noun

Examples of GROUSE

  1. She's been grousing to her boss about the working conditions.
  2. Fans have groused that the higher prices are unfair.

Origin of GROUSE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1887

3grouse

noun

Definition of GROUSE

:  complaint

First Known Use of GROUSE

1918
GROUSED Defined for Kids

1grouse

noun \ˈgras\
plural grouse

Definition of GROUSE for Kids

:  a brownish bird mostly of wooded areas that feeds especially on the ground and is sometimes hunted for food or sport

2grouse

verb
grousedgrous·ing

Definition of GROUSE for Kids

:  complain

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