- a grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus, of the British Isles, a subspecies of willow ptarmigan lacking white winter plumage.
Origin of red grouse
First recorded in 1770–80
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- a reddish-brown grouse, Lagopus scoticus, of upland moors of Great Britain: an important game bird