sage grouse

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sage grouse

n.
Either of two game birds (Centrocercus urophasianus or C. minimus) of western North America, having long pointed tail feathers that can be spread like a fan, and noted for the male's elaborate courtship display.
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sage grouse

n
(Animals) a large North American grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, the males of which perform elaborate courtship displays
[C19: so named because it lives among, and eats, sagebrush]
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sage′ grouse`


n.
a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of W North America, with a black belly patch and a long, pointed tail.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.sage grouse - large grouse of sagebrush regions of North Americasage grouse - large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
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