moorfowl

[ moo r-foul ]
/ ˈmʊərˌfaʊl /
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noun, plural moor·fowls, (especially collectively) moor·fowl. Chiefly British.

the red grouse.

Nearby words

  1. moore, henry,
  2. moore, john bassett,
  3. moore, marianne,
  4. moore, thomas,
  5. mooreeffoc,
  6. moorhead,
  7. moorhen,
  8. mooring,
  9. mooring buoy,
  10. mooring mast

Origin of moorfowl

First recorded in 1500–10; moor1 + fowl

Also called moorbird.

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British Dictionary definitions for moorfowl

moorfowl

/ (ˈmʊəˌfaʊl, ˈmɔː-) /

noun

(in British game laws) an archaic name for red grouse Compare heathfowl
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