blackcock

[ blak-kok ]
/ ˈblækˌkɒk /
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noun

the male of the black grouse.

Nearby words

  1. blackburn,
  2. blackburn with darwen,
  3. blackburnian warbler,
  4. blackbutt,
  5. blackcap,
  6. blackcod,
  7. blackcurrant,
  8. blackdamp,
  9. blacken,
  10. blackened

Origin of blackcock

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at black, cock1

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British Dictionary definitions for blackcock

blackcock

/ (ˈblækˌkɒk) /

noun

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