heath cock

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noun

the male of the black grouse.

Nearby words

  1. heat-treat,
  2. heated,
  3. heatedly,
  4. heater,
  5. heath,
  6. heath family,
  7. heath grass,
  8. heath hen,
  9. heath robinson,
  10. heath wren

Origin of heath cock

First recorded in 1580–90

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Examples from the Web for heath cock

  • The roe is in the cleft of the rock; the heath-cock's head is beneath his wing.

  • The heath-cock retires before the step of the cultivator; the quail passes into Ireland.

    The Bird|Jules Michelet


British Dictionary definitions for heath cock

heath cock

noun

another name for blackcock
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