Franklin grouse

variants: or Franklin's grouse

Definition of Franklin grouse

: a grouse (Canachites franklinii) of northwestern evergreen forests closely related to or included among the spruce grouses

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History and Etymology for Franklin grouse

after Sir John Franklin †1847 English explorer

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“Franklin grouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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