greater prairie chicken
See under prairie chicken(def 1).
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- greater omentum,
- greater palatine foramen,
- greater palatine nerve,
- greater petrosal nerve,
- greater posterior rectus muscle of head,
- greater psoas muscle,
- greater rhomboid muscle,
- greater roadrunner,
- greater scaup,
- greater shearwater
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.
Origin of prairie chicken
An Americanism dating back to 1685–95
Also called prairie fowl, prairie grouse.
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prairie fowl, prairie grouse or prairie hen
either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America
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