from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large grouse (Tetrao urogallus), native to northern Europe and having dark plumage and a fanlike tail. Also called wood grouse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, black grouse of the genus Tetrao in the bird family Phasianidae, especially the western capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Scotch name for the wood-grouse, Tetrao urogallus, the largest of the gallinaceous birds of Europe, the male sometimes weighing 12 to 13 pounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large black Old World grouse
Scottish Gaelic capull coille : capull, horse (from Middle Irish capall, from Old Irish, ultimately from Latin caballus, of Celtic origin) + coille, genitive of coille, forest (from Old Irish caill).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A Scots corruption of Scottish Gaelic capull coille ("horse of the woods"). (Wiktionary)