sage grouse(redirected from Sage chicken)
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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.
(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]
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of W North America, with a black belly patch and a long, pointed tail.