moorfowl
moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo["o]l.) 1. A reddish-brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}.

Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame, {Lagopus scoticus}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. The European heath grouse. See under {Heath}. [1913 Webster]


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  • moorfowl — /moor fowl /, n., pl. moorfowls, (esp. collectively) moorfowl. Chiefly Brit. the red grouse. Also called moorbird. [1500 10; MOOR1 + FOWL] * * * …   Universalium

  • moorfowl — noun The red grouse …   Wiktionary

  • moorfowl — noun (plural same) Brit. another term for red grouse …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Lagopus Scoticus — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagopus scoticus — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moor fowl — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moorgame — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red grouse — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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