Definition of Sage grouse

1. Noun. Large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America.

Exact synonyms: Centrocercus Urophasianus, Sage Hen
Generic synonyms: Grouse
Group relationships: Centrocercus, Genus Centrocercus



Definition of Sage grouse

1. Noun. A large grouse of western North America having mottled gray, black and buff plumage (''Centrocercus urophasianus'') which feeds on the buds of the sagebrush. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sage Grouse

sagas
sagathies
sagathy
sagbut
sagbuts
sage-green
sage-grouse
sage-grouses
sage brush
sage chicken
sage chickens
sage cock
sage cocks
sage green
sage grouse (current term)
sage grouses
sage hen
sage hens
sage sparrow
sage sparrows
sage thrasher
sage thrashers
sage willow
sagebrush
sagebrush lizard
sagebrush mariposa tulip
sagebrushes
sagehen

Literary usage of Sage grouse

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"... as probably the best pocket guide that has yet appeared.—WS Horsfall on the Habits of the sage grouse.1—In 'The Auk' for 1900, Mr. Frank Bond ..."

2. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"... sage grouse The First of the Upland Game Birds that will Become Extinct may be however, that like New York with the heath hen, they will arouse and ..."

3. American Game-bird Shooting by George Bird Grinnell (1910)
"sage grouse SHOOTING The sage grouse, which has its home on the high, dry plains, where grows the artemisia, harmonizes in color with the gray soil and gray ..."

4. The Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America: Including the Partridges by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1897)
"... sage grouse. I ARGEST of all American Grouse, and only exceeded in size by the ... the sage grouse is an inhabitant of the barren plains where the sage ..."

5. The Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America: Including the Partridges by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1897)
"... sage grouse. I ARGEST of all American Grouse, and only exceeded in size by the Cock of the ... of the Old World, the sage grouse is an inhabitant of the ..."

6. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"... young leaves of plants, berries, and a few varieties of seed, such as the wild sunflower. 309. sage grouse. ..."

7. Upland Game Birds by Edwyn Sandys, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1902)
"THE SAGE-GROUSE (Centrocercus urophasianus) Adult male — Upper parts, buffy gray, barred with black, dark brown and gray, sometimes irregularly blotched ..."

8. Upland Game Birds by Edwyn Sandys, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1902)
"THE SAGE-GROUSE (Centrocercus urophasianus) Adult male—Upper parts, buffy gray, barred with black, dark brown and gray, sometimes irregularly blotched with ..."

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