Bonasa

noun Bo·na·sa \bōˈnāzə, -āsə\

Definition of Bonasa

  1. :  a genus of birds (family Tetraonidae) containing only the ruffed grouse

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Origin and Etymology of bonasa

New Latin, probably alteration of Latin bonasus, aurochs; from the similarity of its characteristic drumming sound to the bellowing of a bull


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