black grouse

noun

Definition of black grouse

: a large grouse (Tetrao tetrix synonym Lyrurus tetrix) of western Asia and Europe of which the male is black with white wing patches and the female is barred and mottled

First Known Use of black grouse

1674, in the meaning defined above

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“Black grouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20grouse. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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