|(Zool.)||a European grouse (Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heaths; - called also black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl, moor fowl. The male is called heath cock, and blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen.|
See also: Heath
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.