Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Tetraonidæ, or grouse family.
  • noun Any grouse, or other member of the Tetraonidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type.

Etymologies

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Latin tetrao a heath cock, grouse, from Ancient Greek: compare French tétraonide.

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