sharp-tailed grouse

[shahrp-teyld]

noun

a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail.

Nearby words

  1. sharp-freeze,
  2. sharp-nosed,
  3. sharp-set,
  4. sharp-shinned hawk,
  5. sharp-sighted,
  6. sharp-tailed sparrow,
  7. sharp-tongued,
  8. sharp-witted,
  9. sharpbender,
  10. sharpbill

Origin of sharp-tailed grouse

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Also called sprigtail.

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