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prairie chicken

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two birds (Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus) of the grouse family, found in western North America and having deep-chested bodies and mottled brownish plumage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two species of flightless bird of the genus Tympanuchus, native to the prairies of North America, the greater and lesser prairie chickens

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any American grouse of the genus Tympanuchus, especially Tympanuchus Americanus (formerly Tympanuchus cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as prairie-hen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies

Etymologies

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prairie + chicken

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