sage grouse

noun
  1. a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black.

Origin of sage grouse

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for sage grouse

sage grouse

noun
  1. a large North American grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, the males of which perform elaborate courtship displays

Word Origin for sage grouse

C19: so named because it lives among, and eats, sagebrush
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