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wood grouse

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noun
  1. the capercaillie.
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Origin of wood grouse

First recorded in 1770–80
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  • In another a woodgrouse was caught, and in yet another a fox cub.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton


British Dictionary definitions for woodgrouse

woodgrouse

noun
  1. another name for capercaillie
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