prairie chicken

noun

Definition of prairie chicken

  1. :  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

Illustration of prairie chicken

1832

First Known Use of prairie chicken

1832


PRAIRIE CHICKEN Defined for Kids

prairie chicken

noun

Definition of prairie chicken for Students

  1. :  a grouse of the prairies of the central United States

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