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prairie chicken

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Definition of PRAIRIE CHICKEN

:  a grouse (Tympanuchus cupido) chiefly of the tallgrass prairies of the central United States with the male having yellowish-orange neck sacs which are inflated during courtship displays; also :  a closely related smaller grouse (T. pallidicinctus) having reddish neck sacs

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First Known Use of PRAIRIE CHICKEN

1691

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