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greater prairie chicken

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  1. See under prairie chicken(def 1).

prairie chicken

noun
  1. either of two North American gallinaceous birds of western prairies, Tympanuchus cupido (greater prairie chicken), or T. pallidicinctus (lesser prairie chicken), having rufous, brown, black, and white plumage.
  2. sharp-tailed grouse.

Origin of prairie chicken

An Americanism dating back to 1685–95
Also called prairie fowl, prairie grouse.
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British Dictionary definitions for greater prairie chicken

prairie chicken

prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen

noun
  1. either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America
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