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2 definitions found
 for Heath grouse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heath \Heath\ (h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant
     heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel.
     hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i
     field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr.
     ksh[=e]tra field. [root]20.]
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A low shrub ({Erica vulgaris or Calluna vulgaris),
            with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of
            pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms,
            thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It
            is also called heather, and ling.
        (b) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which
            several are European, and many more are South African,
            some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of
        country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Their stately growth, though bare,
              Stands on the blasted heath.          --Milton
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Heath cock (Zool.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse
        (below).
  
     Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus
        Triodia+({Triodia+decumbens">Triodia ({Triodia decumbens), growing on dry heaths.
  
     Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zool.), a European grouse
        ({Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heaths; -- called also
        black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl,
        moor fowl. The male is called heath cock, and
        blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen.
  
     Heath hen. (Zool.) See Heath grouse (above).
  
     Heath pea (Bot.), a species of bitter vetch ({Lathyrus
        macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in
        Scotland are used to flavor whisky.
  
     Heath throstle (Zool.), a European thrush which frequents
        heaths; the ring ouzel.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  heathfowl \heathfowl\, heath fowl \heath fowl\n.
     A large Northern European black grouse ({Lyrurus tetrix
     formerly Tetrao tetrix) with a lyre-shaped tail; it is also
     called heath grouse, black game, black grouse, heath
     poult, heath fowl, and moor fowl. See heath grouse
     under heath, above.
  
     Syn: European black grouse, Lyrurus tetrix.
          [WordNet 1.5]

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