noun Tym·pa·nu·chus \ˌtimpəˈn(y)ükəs\

Definition of Tympanuchus

  1. :  a genus of American grouse consisting of the prairie chickens

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Origin and Etymology of tympanuchus

New Latin, from Greek tympanon drum + -ochos (from echein to have, hold) — more at scheme

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to cast off or become cast off

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