wood grouse



the capercaillie.

Origin of wood grouse

First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for wood grouse

  • 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
  • The wood-grouse—now extinct, I believe—has been known to attack people in the woods.

    Locusts and Wild Honey|John Burroughs
  • An occasional small pond gives harbourage for a few wild-fowl, while wood-grouse, and in winter ptarmigan, are plentiful.