- 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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- 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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