capercaillie

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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).]

capercaillie

(ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ) or

capercailzie

n
(Animals) a large European woodland grouse, Tetrao urogallus, having a black plumage and fan-shaped tail in the male
[C16: from Scottish Gaelic capull coille horse of the woods]

cap•er•cail•lie

(ˌkæp ərˈkeɪl yi)

also cap•er•cail•zie

(-ˈkeɪl zi)

n.
a large grouse, Tetrao urogallus, of Eurasian forests.
[1530–40; by dissimilation < Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, horse of the woods]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capercaillie - large black Old World grousecapercaillie - 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
Translations
tetřev
tjur
metso
tetrijeb
kurtinys
divji petelin

capercaillie

[ˌkæpəˈkeɪlɪ] Nurogallo m

capercaillie

, capercailzie
nAuerhahn m

capercaillie

[ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ] ngallo cedrone, urogallo