capercaillie

noun cap·er·cail·lie \ ˌka-pər-ˈkā-lē , -ˈkāl-yē \
variants: or capercailzie play \-ˈkāl-zē\

Definition of capercaillie

plural capercaillie or capercailzies also capercaillies or capercailzie
:a very large European grouse (Tetrao urogallus) of hilly coniferous woodlands

Origin and Etymology of capercaillie

Scottish Gaelic capalcoille, literally, horse of the woods


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