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
PRAIRIE CHICKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of prairie chicken for Students
: a grouse of the prairies of the central United States
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