Definition of Grouse

1. Noun. Flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil.

Category relationships: Game Bird
Generic synonyms: Wildfowl



2. Verb. Hunt grouse. "In the summer they like to go out and grouse"
Generic synonyms: Fowl

3. Noun. Popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet.

4. Verb. Complain. ; "What was he hollering about?"
Exact synonyms: Beef, Bellyache, Bitch, Crab, Gripe, Holler, Squawk
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Beef, Bellyacher, Crab, Gripe, Squawk, Squawker

Definition of Grouse

1. n. sing. & pl. Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family Tetraonidæ, and subfamily Tetraoninæ, 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.

2. v. i. To seek or shoot grouse.

Definition of Grouse

1. Noun. Any of various game birds of the family ''Tetraonidae'' which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ¹

2. Verb. To seek or shoot grouse. ¹

3. Noun. A cause for complaint. ¹

4. Verb. To complain or grumble. ¹

5. Adjective. (Australian NZ slang) Excellent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grouse

1. to complain [v GROUSED, GROUSING, GROUSES] - See also: complain

Medical Definition of Grouse

1. 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. Among the European species are the red grouse (Lagopus Scoticus) and the hazel grouse (Bonasa betulina). See Capercaidzie, Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse. Among the most important American species are the ruffed grouse, or new England partridge (Bonasa umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse (Pediocaetes phasianellus) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains; the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge (D. Canadensis). See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock. The Old World sand grouse (Pterocles, etc) belong to a very different family. See Pterocletes, and Sand grouse. Origin: Prob. After the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. The earlier grice, OF. Griesche meor hen: cf. F. Piegrieche shrike. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grouse

groupset
groupsets
groupspeak
groupthink
groupthinks
groupuscular
groupuscule
groupuscules
groupware
groupwares
groupwide
groupwork
groupworker
groupworkers
groupy
grouse (current term)
grouse-berry
grouse whortleberry
grouseberry
groused
grouselike
grouser
grousers
grouses
grousest
grousing
grout
grouted
grouter
grouters

Literary usage of Grouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"This species is named Franklin's grouse, Tetrao Franklinii, ... The following is Brehm's arrangement of the German grouse: — GENUS L — Tetrao. — Lin. ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"S. Upper third or half of tarsi feathered. 300. RUFFED grouse. 300v. CANADA RUFFED grouse. C. Tarsi entirely feathered, toes hare. a. ..."

3. Birds that Hunt and are Hunted: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"The ruffed grouse, by reason of its sudden bursts from cover, its bold, strong, swift flight, the rugged nature of its favorite cover, its proud, ..."

4. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"Yotr are now presented with a species of grouse, which, in my humble opinion, far surpasses as an article of food every other land- bird which we have in ..."

5. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Pennsylvania Ornithologist, Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"THE grouse AND QUAIL. Only two species of this large and important family, ... These, the Ruffed grouse or Pheasant, and the Quail or Partridge, ..."

6. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"In view of the fate of the grouse of the United States, as it has been •wrought out thus far in all the more thickly settled areas, and particularly in view ..."

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