sage grouse

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sage grouse

n.
Either of two game birds (Centrocercus urophasianus or C. minimus) of western North America, having long pointed tail feathers that can be spread like a fan, and noted for the male's elaborate courtship display.

sage grouse

n
(Animals) a large North American grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, the males of which perform elaborate courtship displays
[C19: so named because it lives among, and eats, sagebrush]

sage′ grouse`


n.
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of W North America, with a black belly patch and a long, pointed tail.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.sage grouse - large grouse of sagebrush regions of North Americasage grouse - large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
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The recipes themselves range from Tilapia with Browned Butter Caper Sauce; Sweet Potato Chestnut Soup; Veal Scallopini; Butternut Squash Farrolo; and Balsamic Glazed Onions; to Provencal Wheatberry Salad; Amalfi Sage Chicken; Cheesy Grits Casserole; Eggplant and Tomato Tart; Roasted Vegetable Crisps; and Halvah Baklava.
LEMON AND SAGE CHICKEN BREAST 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 3 cups chicken broth 1 carrot, sliced 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 small onion, sliced 8 fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon dried sage 2 garlic cloves, minced Zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup dry white wine Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.