from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type, as the grouse, partridge, quail, and the like. Used also adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Tetraonidæ, or grouse family.
- n. Any grouse, or other member of the Tetraonidæ.
Latin tetrao a heath cock, grouse, from Ancient Greek: compare French tétraonide. (Wiktionary)