spruce grouse


spruce grouse
a grouse, Canachites canadensis, of coniferous forests of northern North America, that feeds on evergreen buds and needles.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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  • Spruce grouse — Spruce Spruce (spr[udd]s), n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf. Spruce beer, below, {Spruce}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spruce grouse — ☆ spruce grouse n. a gray, black, and brown grouse (Canachites canadensis) of the spruce forests of N North America …   English World dictionary

  • Spruce Grouse — Not to be confused with Spruce Goose. Spruce Grouse a male of the nominate subspecies …   Wikipedia

  • spruce grouse — noun North American grouse that feeds on evergreen buds and needles • Syn: ↑Canachites canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑grouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Canachites, ↑genus Canachites * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • spruce grouse — kanadinis tetervinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Canachites canadensis; Falcipennis canadensis angl. spruce grouse vok. Tannenhuhn, n rus. канадская дикуша, f pranc. tétras du Canada, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • spruce grouse — egliniai tetervinai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Falcipennis angl. spruce grouse rus. дикуша, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tetervininiai siauresnis terminas – kanadinis tetervinas siauresnis terminas – sibirinis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Canada spruce grouse — Canada spruce grouse, = spruce grouse. (Cf. ↑spruce grouse) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spruce — (spr[udd]s), n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf. Spruce beer, below, {Spruce}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any coniferous tree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spruce beer — Spruce Spruce (spr[udd]s), n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf. Spruce beer, below, {Spruce}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spruce leather — Spruce Spruce (spr[udd]s), n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf. Spruce beer, below, {Spruce}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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