Capercailzie
Capercailzie Ca"per*cail`zie, or Capercally Ca"per*cal`ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; -- called also {cock of the woods} and {horse of the wood}. [Written also {capercaillie}, {capercaili}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • capercailzie — noun see capercaillie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CAPERCAILZIE —    the wood grouse, a large game bird found in fir woods in mountainous districts, and highly esteemed for table …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • capercailzie — n. large black European grouse, wood grouse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capercailzie — cap·er·cail·zie …   English syllables

  • capercailzie — /kæpəˈkeɪlji/ (say kapuh kaylyee), / ˈkeɪlzi/ (say kaylzee) noun a large gallinaceous bird of northern Europe, Tetrao urogallus; woodgrouse. Also, capercaillie /kæpəˈkeɪlji/ (say kapuh kaylyee). {Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, horse of …   Australian English dictionary

  • capercailzie —   n. largest grouse bird …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • capercailzie — noun large black Old World grouse • Syn: ↑capercaillie, ↑horse of the wood, ↑Tetrao urogallus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Tetrao, ↑genus Tetrao …   Useful english dictionary

  • capercaili — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capercaillie — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capercally — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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