black grouse
heathfowl heathfowl, heath fowl heath fowl . A large Northern European black grouse ({Lyrurus tetrix} formerly {Tetrao tetrix}) with a lyre-shaped tail; it is also called {heath grouse}, {black game}, {black grouse}, {heath poult}, {heath fowl}, and {moor fowl}. See {heath grouse} under {heath}, above.

Syn: European black grouse, {Lyrurus tetrix}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Black grouse — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black grouse — black′ grouse′ n. orn a large grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, of Europe and W Asia, the male of which is black, the female mottled gray and brown …   From formal English to slang

  • black grouse — n. a large grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) of Europe and Asia: the male is almost entirely black …   English World dictionary

  • Black Grouse — Taxobox name = Black Grouse status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px image caption = Female regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Tetraonidae genus = Tetrao species = T. tetrix binomial …   Wikipedia

  • black grouse — noun grouse of which the male is bluish black • Hypernyms: ↑grouse • Hyponyms: ↑European black grouse, ↑heathfowl, ↑Lyrurus tetrix, ↑Asian black grouse, ↑Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black grouse — Heath Heath (h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh[=e]tra field …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black Grouse — tetervinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tetrao tetrix angl. Black Grouse vok. Birkhuhn …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • black grouse — noun Date: 1678 a large grouse (Tetrao tetrix syn. Lyrurus tetrix) of western Asia and Europe of which the male is black with white wing patches and the female is barred and mottled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • black grouse — a large grouse, Lyrurus tetrix, of Europe and western Asia, the male of which is black, the female mottled gray and brown. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • black grouse — n. large grouse the male of which is black and white marks on its wings …   English contemporary dictionary

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