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A subspecies of the prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido subsp. cupido) that was formerly abundant in eastern North America but became extinct in the early 1900s.
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1. (Animals) another name for greyhen
2. (Animals) a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken
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an extinct prairie chicken of the eastern U.S., Tympanuchus cupido cupido.
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|Noun||1.||heath hen - extinct prairie chicken|
|2.||heath hen - female black grouse |
black grouse - grouse of which the male is bluish-black
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