Bonasa

noun

Bo·​na·​sa
bōˈnāzə,
-āsə
: a genus of birds (family Tetraonidae) containing only the ruffed grouse

Word History

Etymology

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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“Bonasa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bonasa. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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