sage grouse
noun Date: 1876 either of two large grouses (Centrocercus urophasianus and C. minimus) of the dry sagebrush plains of western North America that have mottled gray and buff plumage above with a contrasting black belly

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  • sage grouse — sage′ grouse n. orn a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of W North America, with a black belly patch and a long, pointed tail • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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  • sage grouse — noun large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America • Syn: ↑sage hen, ↑Centrocercus urophasianus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Centrocercus, ↑genus Centrocercus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sage grouse — noun A large grouse of western North America having mottled gray, black and buff plumage (Centrocercus urophasianus) which feeds on the buds of the sagebrush. Syn: sage hen, sagehen, sage cock …   Wiktionary

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  • sage grouse — šalavijinis tetervinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Centrocercus urophasianus angl. sage grouse vok. Beifuhuhn, n rus. шалфейный тетерев, m pranc. tétras des armoises, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šalavijiniai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sage grouse — a large grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, of the sagebrush regions of western North America, having plumage of gray, buff, and black. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • sage grouse — noun a large grouse of western North America with long pointed tail feathers, noted for the male s courtship display in which air sacs are inflated to make a popping sound. [Centrocercus urophasianus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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