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blackcock

[blak-kok]
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noun
  1. the male of the black grouse.

Origin of blackcock

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at black, cock1
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Examples from the Web for blackcock

Historical Examples

  • This is the best, as it is the pitiful foolishness of the blackcock younglings.

    The Romance of the Woods

    F. J. Whishaw

  • But presently the Hind led him away and asked the Blackcock, "And where is my sister?"

  • Now the way the Blackcock got the idea into his head was this.

  • Are you quite sure the hills are all coming down, Blackcock?

  • Yes, of course, I had time to fire, but the blackcock had also time to get away.

    Vagaries

    Axel Munthe


British Dictionary definitions for blackcock

blackcock

noun
  1. the male of the black grouseAlso called: heath cock Compare greyhen
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