hazel grouse


noun

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

Origin of hazel grouse

First recorded in 1775–85
Also called hazel hen.
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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.

  • Won't you be good enough to favor me by trying a hazel-grouse?

    Lucky Pehr|August Strindberg