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

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First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black grouse was in 1674

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“Black grouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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