[ moo r-foul ]
/ ˈmʊərˌfaʊl /

noun, plural moor·fowls, (especially collectively) moor·fowl. Chiefly British.

the red grouse.


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Also called moorbird.

Origin of moorfowl

First recorded in 1500–10; moor1 + fowl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for moorfowl

/ (ˈmʊəˌfaʊl, ˈmɔː-) /


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