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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.
1. (Animals) another name for greyhen
2. (Animals) a recently extinct variety of the prairie chicken
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