Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Tetraonidæ, or grouse family.
- n. Any grouse, or other member of the Tetraonidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- Latin tetrao a heath cock, grouse, from Ancient Greek: compare French tétraonide. (Wiktionary)
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