Definition of Tetraonidae
1. Noun. Grouse.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Galliformes, Order Galliformes
Member holonyms: Grouse, Genus Lyrurus, Lyrurus, Genus Lagopus, Lagopus, Genus Tetrao, Tetrao, Canachites, Genus Canachites, Centrocercus, Genus Centrocercus, Bonasa, Genus Bonasa, Genus Pedioecetes, Pedioecetes, Genus Tympanuchus, Tympanuchus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetraonidae
Literary usage of Tetraonidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of New England and Adjacent States: Containing Descriptions of the by Edward Augustus Samuels (1883)
"The tetraonidae are pre-eminently characterized among gallinaceous birds by their densely feathered tarsi, and by the feathers of the nasal fossa or groove, ..."