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prairie fowl

  1. prairie chicken.
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Origin of prairie fowl

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
Also called prairie grouse.
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Historical Examples

  • They are identical with the prairie-fowl, so common at the West, and are said to be delicious eating.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859


  • We hear the same sounds in Longfellow's "Mushkoda-sa," which is, by interpretation, "prairie-fowl."

    Toronto of Old

    Henry Scadding