wood grouse

  1. the capercaillie.

Origin of wood grouse

First recorded in 1770–80

Words Nearby wood grouse

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How to use wood grouse in a sentence

  • From afar, from the other edge of the forest, came the calling of wood grouse.

    Hania | Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • An occasional small pond gives harbourage for a few wild-fowl, while wood-grouse, and in winter ptarmigan, are plentiful.

  • A startled wood-grouse, with strong wing-beats, flew shrieking among the branches.

    Magnhild Dust | Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • Suddenly there was a loud whirring sound, and out of the bushes in front of them flew a great wood grouse!

    The Cave Twins | Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • Capercailzie, the wood-grouse, a large game-bird found in fir woods in mountainous districts, and highly esteemed for table.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia | Edited by Rev. James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for woodgrouse


/ (ˈwʊdˌɡraʊs) /

  1. another name for capercaillie

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