Blackcock
Blackcock Black"cock`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The male of the European black grouse ({Tetrao tetrix}, Linn.); -- so called by sportsmen. The female is called gray hen. See {Heath grouse}. [1913 Webster]

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  • blackcock — [blak′käk΄] n. pl. blackcocks or blackcock the male of the black grouse …   English World dictionary

  • blackcock — 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

  • blackcock — noun Date: 15th century chiefly British black grouse; specifically the male black grouse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blackcock — /blak kok /, n. the male of the black grouse. [1400 50; late ME; see BLACK, COCK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blackcock — noun the male black grouse …   Wiktionary

  • blackcock — n. (Zoology) male black grouse (wild chicken) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackcock — noun (plural same) the male of the black grouse …   English new terms dictionary

  • blackcock — n. Heath cock, black grouse, black game (Tetrao tetrix) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • blackcock — black•cock [[t]ˈblækˌkɒk[/t]] n. orn the male of the black grouse • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • blackcock — n. the male of the black grouse (cf. grey hen) …   Useful english dictionary

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