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Grouse meaning

grouse - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
  2. 2. Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family Tetraonidae, and subfamily Tetraoninae, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump bodies, strong, well- feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans ( Lagopus), having feathered feet.
  3. 3. To seek or shoot grouse.
  4. 4. To complain or grumble.
  5. 5. A game bird akin to the domestic fowl; partridge; pheasant; prairie hen.
  6. 6. Moor fowl; genus of game birds.

grouse - examples of usage

  1. The deer no longer fear the sight of men, and the mother grouse can raise her brood in safety from them.
  2. The nesting season of the various species of sand- grouse that breed in India is now beginning.
  3. " If it comes to that," he said, " I never shot a grouse in my life- no, nor ever shot at one." - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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