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(kăp′ər-kāl′yē, -kā′lē) also cap·er·cail·zie (-kāl′zē)
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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(ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ) or


(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]
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(ˌkæp ərˈkeɪl yi)

also cap•er•cail•zie

(-ˈkeɪl zi)

a large grouse, Tetrao urogallus, of Eurasian forests.
[1530–40; by dissimilation < Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, horse of the woods]
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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
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[ˌkæpəˈkeɪlɪ] Nurogallo m
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, capercailzie
nAuerhahn m
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[ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ] ngallo cedrone, urogallo
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Or why not venture further afield for the Tiree Music Festival from July 18-20 for Capercaille and Roddy Hart, above, among others.
Highlights of the music festival will include performances by Martin Simpson, Capercaille, Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Chas & Dave, Wizz Jones, Tom Attah and e Monster Ceilidh Band.
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Mairead's journey began in her native Gaoth Dobhair, the Donegal Gaeltacht which has drawn her home and where she is permanently based, surrounded by her family and friends including Manus Lunny of Capercaille.
Visiting hunters can pursue waterfowl, upland birds, moose, boars, stag and capercaille. Contact Stefan Bengtsson at, or visit his Web site.
A visit to the RSPB's Loch Garten offered brilliant views of a monstrous male capercaille feeding in the canopy of a pine tree.
Jeff Bird is an Oregonian with South Dakota connections, and he runs an international wingshooting business that offers everything from Baja brant to Swedish capercaille. He is especially passionate about wild pheasants, and he has committed his ToriLil Farm operation to the exclusive hunting of wild pheasants under general statewide regulations.
A Musselburgh maiden winner, he returned to the Scottish venue to chase home Mark Johnston's highly-regarded filly Capercaille. At Royal Ascot, he was sent off a 50-1 shot in the Norfolk Stakes but only found Radiohead two lengths too good.
Ceedwell was a nose in front of Capercaille in the Queen Mary, having come from the rear.