Spruce partridge

See under Spruce.
(Zool.) a handsome American grouse (Dendragapus Canadensis) found in Canada and the Northern United States; - called also Canada grouse.

See also: Partridge, Spruce

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pushing on, with an occasional stop to admire the scene, and to load a fresh pipe, we entered a wider divide where we had the good fortune to bag a couple of spruce partridges, which would form a very welcome addition to our commissariat and ensured a better supper than the bacon we carried.