Definition of Moor-bird

1. Noun. Reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain.

Exact synonyms: Lagopus Scoticus, Moorbird, Moorfowl, Moorgame, Red Grouse
Generic synonyms: Ptarmigan
Specialized synonyms: Moorhen, Moorcock



Lexicographical Neighbors of Moor-bird

moonwalker
moonwalkers
moonwalking
moonwalks
moonward
moonwards
moonwise
moonwort
moonworts
moony
moop
mooped
mooping
moops
moor
moor-bird (current term)
moor berry
moor macaque
moorable
moorage
moorages
moorball
moorband
moorbird
moorbirds
moorcock
moorcocks
moored
mooreite

Literary usage of Moor-bird

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

1. Forty Years in a Moorland Parish: Reminiscences and Researches in Danby in by John Christopher Atkinson (1891)
"Well, I said, when you have found, say a partridge or a young moor-bird that has been killed and eaten by a hawk, which part has the hawk eaten ? ..."

2. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"moor-bird, sb. The common or brown grouse (Tetrao lagopus). Moor, Burning the. The process of burning off the Ling, in order to prepare the surface for ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1892)
"... I have seen from three to five old cocks holding a private tournament as to which of them should win some as yet undeclared moor-bird Queen of Beauty. ..."

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