blue grouse


noun

a dull gray grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of western North America, the male of which has a yellow or orange comb.

Nearby words

  1. blue giant,
  2. blue goose,
  3. blue grama,
  4. blue grosbeak,
  5. blue ground,
  6. blue gum,
  7. blue heaven,
  8. blue heeler,
  9. blue heron,
  10. blue huckleberry

Origin of blue grouse

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60


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British Dictionary definitions for blue grouse

blue grouse

noun

a grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of W North America, having a bluish-grey plumage with a black tail
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