Tetrao

noun

Tet·​rao
ˈte‧trəˌō,
-rēˌō
: a genus (the type of the family Tetraonidae) of grouses now restricted to the capercaillie and closely related forms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, heath cock, moorfowl, from Greek tetraōn (turtledove)

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“Tetrao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetrao. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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