Definition of Red grouse

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

Exact synonyms: Lagopus Scoticus, Moor-bird, Moorbird, Moorfowl, Moorgame
Generic synonyms: Ptarmigan
Specialized synonyms: Moorhen, Moorcock

Definition of Red grouse

1. Noun. A medium-sized bird, ''Lagopus lagopus scotica'', of the grouse family, found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Grouse

red fescues
red fever
red fibres
red fire
red flag
red fox
red foxes
red giant
red giant star
red giants
red ginger
red goatfish
red goods
red goosefoot
red gram
red grouse (current term)
red guard
red guards
red gum
red hair
red half-moon
red haw
red heat
red helleborine
red hepatisation
red herring
red herrings
red hot
red huckleberry
red induration

Literary usage of Red grouse

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The red grouse indeed Is rarely or never found away from the heather on which chiefly it subsists; while the willow-grouse in many parts of the Old World ..."

2. The Naturalist's Library by William Jardine (1834)
"WE now come to that section of the Grouse to which the red grouse and Ptarmigan belong. They have been separated from the others under the title of ..."

3. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"On the extensive moors and dry central mountains of Scotland red grouse especially abound, finding cover and protection from their enemies in the ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"Hybrid Grouse, between Blackcock and red grouse.— Two male, apparently hybrid grouse, in very fine plumage, were exhibited. They show a resemblance to both ..."

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