prairie chicken

noun

Definition of prairie chicken

: a grouse (Tympanuchus cupido) chiefly of the tallgrass prairies of the central U.S. with the male having yellowish-orange neck sacs which are inflated during courtship displays; also : a closely related smaller grouse (T. pallidicinctus) having reddish neck sacs

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1832

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prairie chicken

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: a grouse of the prairies of the central United States

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