sharp-tailed grouse

sharp-tailed grouse
noun
large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
Hypernyms: ↑grouse

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noun
: a large grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus) of the western United States and Canada and inhabits open prairies and foothills mostly farther west than the true prairie chicken with which it is often confused, that is light buff in color and barred and mottled with blackish, and that has the head slightly crested and the middle tail feathers somewhat elongated

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/shahrp"tayld'/
a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail. Also called sprigtail.
[1775-85, Amer.]

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sharp-tailed grouse noun
A grouse of W Canada and USA whose middle tail feathers are longer than the rest
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sharp-tailed grouse,
a grouse of the Northwestern United States and Canada with a short, pointed tail; pintail.

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