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hazel grouse

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noun

a European woodland grouse, Tetrastes bonasia, somewhat resembling the North American ruffed grouse.

Nearby words

hazardous waste, hazchem, haze, hazel, hazel crest, hazel grouse, hazel park, hazelhen, hazelly, hazelnut, hazelnut oil

Origin of hazel grouse

First recorded in 1775–85
Also called hazel hen.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hazel grouse

  • Hazel-grouse too are common in the lower woods, but are not easily found unless the call-system be adopted.

    Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
  • Won't you be good enough to favor me by trying a hazel-grouse?

    Lucky Pehr|August Strindberg