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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ruffed′ grouse′(n.)

  1. a North American grouse of dense forests, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of ruffed grouse:

1745–55, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruffed grouse, partridge, Bonasa umbellus(noun)

    valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada


  1. ruffed grouse(Noun)

    An American game bird, Bonasa umbellus; the male makes drumming sounds with its wings


  1. Ruffed Grouse

    The Ruffed Grouse is a medium-sized grouse occurring in forests from the Appalachian Mountains across Canada to Alaska. It is non-migratory. The Ruffed Grouse is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "partridge", an unrelated phasianid, and occasionally confused with the Grey Partridge, a bird of open areas rather than woodlands. The Ruffed Grouse is the state bird of Pennsylvania, USA.


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