grouse \grouse\, v. i. to seek or shoot grouse. grouse \grouse\ (?), n. sing. & pl. [prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, of. griesche meor hen: cf. f. piegrièche shrike.] (zo?l.) any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family tetraonid?, and subfamily tetraonin?, inhabiting europe, asia, and north america. they have plump bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. the group includes the ptarmigans (lagopus), having feathered feet. note: among the european species are the red grouse (lagopus scoticus) and the hazel grouse (bonasa betulina). see capercaidzie, ptarmigan, and heath grouse. among the most important american species are the ruffed grouse, or new england partridge (bonasa umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse (pedioc?tes phasianellus) of the west; the dusky blue, or pine grouse (dendragapus obscurus) of the rocky mountains; the canada grouse, or spruce partridge (d. canadensis). see also prairie hen, and sage cock. the old world sand grouse (pterocles, etc.) belong to a very different family. see pterocletes, and sand grouse.
ruffed grouse timber grouse red grouse sand grouse canada grouse rock grouse spruce grouse european black grouse black grouse willow grouse tippet grouse sage grouse white grouse prairie grouse asian black grouse heath grouse wood grouse
Grouse are a group of birds from the order Galliformes, in the family Phasianidae. Grouse are frequently assigned to the subfamily Tetraoninae (sometimes Tetraonidae), a classification supported by mitochondrial DNA sequence studies, and applied by the American Ornithologists' Union, ITIS, and others. Grouse inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere, from pine forests to moorland and mountainside, from 83° North (rock ptarmigan in northern Greenland) to 28° North (Attwater's prairie chicken in Texas).
Noun 1. flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil (hypernym) wildfowl (classification) game bird 2. popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet (hypernym) game bird (hyponym) black grouse (member-holonym) covey Verb 1. hunt grouse (hypernym) fowl 2. complain; "What was he hollering about?" (synonym) gripe, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler (hypernym) complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
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To seek or shoot grouse. (v. i.)
To complain or grumble. (n. sing. & pl.)
Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family Tetraonidae, and subfamily Tetraoninae, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus), having feathered feet.