blackcock

[blak-kok]
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noun

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 of blackcock

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

  • 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

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British Dictionary definitions for blackcock

blackcock

noun

the male of the black grouseAlso called: heath cock Compare greyhen
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