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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grouse(noun)

    flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil

  2. grouse(verb)

    popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet

  3. grouse(verb)

    hunt grouse

  4. gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler(verb)


    "What was he hollering about?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grouse

    any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family Tetraonidae, and subfamily Tetraoninae, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus), having feathered feet

  2. Grouse(verb)

    to seek or shoot grouse

  3. Grouse(verb)

    to complain or grumble

  4. Origin: [Prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen: cf. F. piegriche shrike.]


  1. Grouse

    Grouse are a group of birds from the order Galliformes. They are sometimes considered a family Tetraonidae, though the American Ornithologists' Union and many others include grouse as a subfamily Tetraoninae in the family Phasianidae. Grouse inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere, from pine forests to moorland and mountainside, from 83° North to 28° North.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grouse

    grows, n. the heathcock or moorfowl, a plump bird with a short curved bill, short legs, and feathered feet, which frequents Scotch moors and hills—the Scotch ptarmigan, red-grouse: any bird of the family Tetraonidæ, and sub-family Tetraoninæ. [Prob. from the older grice (on the analogy of mouse, mice)—O. Fr. griesche, gray.]

Anagrams for grouse »

  1. Rogues

  2. Rouges

  3. Rugose

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of grouse in a Sentence

  1. Sue Hayman:

    The costs of grouse shooting on our environment and wildlife needs to be to properly weighed up against the benefit of land owners profiting from shooting parties, there are viable alternatives to grouse shooting such as simulated shooting and wildlife tourism.

  2. Rand Paul:

    Sometimes I'll say flippantly if you sold the chicken to somebody, there'd be plenty of them, when things are owned, there's lots of cows. Cows are not endangered. Neither are chickens, really. The sage brush grouse would probably be less likely to be endangered if somebody owned it and allowed it to reproduce. So there are ways of handling it.

  3. Raul Grijalva:

    As part of its ongoing campaign to hand over public lands to fossil fuel companies, this administration is rolling back sage grouse protections that many stakeholders created together through a long and deliberative process, it seems clear that Acting Secretary David Bernhardt's clients stand to gain more than anyone else from this revision.

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