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cap·er·cail·lie(kăp′ər-kāl′yē, -kā′lē) also cap·er·cail·zie (-kāl′zē)
A large grouse (Tetrao urogallus), native to northern Europe and having dark plumage and a fanlike tail. Also called wood grouse.
[Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, "horse of the forest," (in reference to its relatively large size) : capull, horse (from Middle Irish capall, from Old Irish, ultimately from Latin caballus; see cavalier) + coille, genitive of coille, forest (from Middle Irish (perhaps influenced by Middle Irish caílle, a kind of land division), from Old Irish).]
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(Animals) a large European woodland grouse, Tetrao urogallus, having a black plumage and fan-shaped tail in the male
[C16: from Scottish Gaelic capull coille horse of the woods]
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cap•er•cail•lie(ˌkæp ərˈkeɪl yi)
also cap•er•cail•zie(-ˈkeɪl zi)
a large grouse, Tetrao urogallus, of Eurasian forests.
[1530–40; by dissimilation < Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, horse of the woods]
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|Noun||1.||capercaillie - large black Old World grouse |
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
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capercaillie[ˌkæpəˈkeɪlɪ] N → urogallo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Auerhahn m
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capercaillie[ˌkæpəˈkeɪljɪ] n → gallo cedrone, urogallo
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