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A Eurasian game bird (Tetrao tetrix syn. Lyrurus tetrix) with black plumage and white wing markings in the male and brownish barred plumage in the female.
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1. (Animals) Also called: black game a large N European grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, the male of which has a bluish-black plumage and lyre-shaped tail
2. (Animals) a related and similar species, Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi, of W Asia
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a large grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, of Europe and W Asia, the male of which is black, the female mottled gray and brown.
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|Noun||1.||black grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-black|
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
European black grouse, heathfowl, Lyrurus tetrix - large northern European grouse that is black with a lyre-shaped tail
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