from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) that is dark gray barred with black, found in coniferous forests of northern North America, and popular as a game bird.

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  • noun North American grouse that feeds on evergreen buds and needles


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  • Common in interior Alaska and northern Canadian forests. Like most grouse, they rely on camouflage for survival and will remain so still that you can almost touch them before they flee. Prized as game birds.

    November 6, 2007