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Related to prairie chicken: lesser prairie chicken
Either of two grouse (Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus) found in western North America and having deep-chested bodies and mottled brownish plumage.
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(Animals) either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America
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either of two gallinaceous birds of central North American grasslands, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of the grouse subfamily, noted for the booming sounds made by males during courtship displays.
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|Noun||1.||prairie chicken - brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies|
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
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