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2 definitions found
 for horse of the wood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capercailzie \Ca"per*cail`zie\, or Capercally \Ca"per*cal`ly\,
     n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zool.)
     A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus) of
     large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and
     formerly in Scotland; -- called also cock of the woods and
     horse of the wood. [Written also capercaillie,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  horse of the wood
      n 1: large black Old World grouse [syn: capercaillie,
           capercailzie, horse of the wood, Tetrao urogallus]

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