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sage grouse

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

First recorded in 1870–75
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sage grouse

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

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