black grouse


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black grouse

n.
A Eurasian game bird (Tetrao tetrix syn. Lyrurus tetrix) with black plumage and white wing markings in the male and brownish barred plumage in the female.

black grouse

n
1. (Animals) Also called: black game a large N European grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, the male of which has a bluish-black plumage and lyre-shaped tail
2. (Animals) a related and similar species, Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi, of W Asia

black′ grouse′


n.
a large grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, of Europe and W Asia, the male of which is black, the female mottled gray and brown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-blackblack grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-black
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
genus Lyrurus, Lyrurus - black grouse
European black grouse, heathfowl, Lyrurus tetrix - large northern European grouse that is black with a lyre-shaped tail
Asian black grouse, Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi - a black grouse of western Asia
black cock, blackcock - male black grouse
gray hen, grayhen, grey hen, greyhen, heath hen - female black grouse
Translations
tetro
gallo lira
teeri
nyírfajd
tetrao
tetervinas
cietrzew
ruševec
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