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spruce grouse

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noun

a grouse, Canachites canadensis, of coniferous forests of northern North America, that feeds on evergreen buds and needles.

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Origin of spruce grouse

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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spruce grouse

noun

a game bird, Dendragapus canadensis, occurring in Canadian coniferous forests
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