capercailzie


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cap·er·cail·lie

(kăp′ər-kāl′yē, -kā′lē) also cap·er·cail·zie (-kāl′zē)
n.
A large grouse (Tetrao urogallus), native to northern Europe and having dark plumage and a fanlike tail. Also called wood grouse.

[Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, "horse of the forest," (in reference to its relatively large size) : capull, horse (from Middle Irish capall, from Old Irish, ultimately from Latin caballus; see cavalier) + coille, genitive of coille, forest (from Middle Irish (perhaps influenced by Middle Irish caílle, a kind of land division), from Old Irish).]
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Noun1.capercailzie - large black Old World grousecapercailzie - large black Old World grouse  
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
genus Tetrao, Tetrao - type genus of the Tetraonidae: capercaillies

capercailzie

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