from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grouse that lives in the woods.
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Among the trees was the guan, another peculiar bird as big as a big grouse, and with certain habits of the wood-grouse, but not akin to any northern game-bird.
CAPERCAILYE, CAPERCALYEANE, _s. _ the wood-grouse or cock of the wood, _Tetrao urogallus_ (Linn.)