horse of the wood
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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