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Chiefly British.
the male red grouse.
Origin of moorcock
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And here is a moorcock's; and this—I should know it among a thousand—it's a lapwing's.

    Emily Bront

    A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  • Yes,” he said; “take moorcock, my boy, and the stoutest saddle and bridle you can find.

    Crown and Sceptre George Manville Fenn
  • The moorcock or Heathcock is curious, inasmuch as there are two distinct forms in which it is depicted.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • After finishing the chapel my uncle Joshua commenced the erection of a tavern, called the “moorcock,” at Harden.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
British Dictionary definitions for moorcock


/ˈmʊəˌkɒk; ˈmɔː-/
the male of the red grouse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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