horse of the wood


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Noun1.horse of the wood - large black Old World grousehorse of the wood - large black Old World grouse  
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
genus Tetrao, Tetrao - type genus of the Tetraonidae: capercaillies
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Scott Fitzgerald; 6 Australia; 7 'Horse of the woods'; 8 A leaf; 9 The Dictator; 10 John Gay.
Natives call the breed the "Russ" or "Skogruss" meaning little horse of the woods. The Gotland breed is named after the Goths, who inhabited the island of Gotland in 1800 B.C.
The Gaelic name of which bird means 'horse of the woods'?