moorfowl


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moor·fowl

 (mo͝or′foul′)
[moor + fowl.]

moorfowl

(ˈmʊəˌfaʊl; ˈmɔː-)
n
1. (Animals) (in British game laws) an archaic name for red grouse Compare heathfowl
2. (Animals) (in British game laws) an archaic name for red grouse Compare heathfowl
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moorfowl - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britainmoorfowl - reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain
ptarmigan - large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage
moorhen - female red grouse
moorcock - male red grouse
References in classic literature ?
The mist rose and died away, and showed us that country lying as waste as the sea; only the moorfowl and the pewees crying upon it, and far over to the east, a herd of deer, moving like dots.
Never a word passed between us; each set his mouth and kept his eyes in front of him, and lifted up his foot and set it down again, like people lifting weights at a country play;[27] all the while, with the moorfowl crying "peep!" in the heather, and the light coming slowly clearer in the east.
with the moorfowl of wastelands, fens or "moors." (2)