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Meaning of GROUSE

Pronunciation:  graws

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
  2. [n]  (game bird) flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
  3. [v]  complain; "What was he hollering about?"
  4. [v]  hunt grouse

GROUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beef, bellyache, gripe, holler, squawk
 See Also: black grouse, Bonasa umbellus, Canachites canadensis, capercaillie, capercailzie, Centrocercus urophasianus, complain, covey, family Tetraonidae, fowl, game bird, grouse, grouse, horse of the wood, kick, kvetch, partridge, Pedioecetes phasianellus, plain, prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse, ptarmigan, quetch, ruffed grouse, sage grouse, sage hen, sharp-tailed grouse, sound off, sprigtail, spruce grouse, Tetrao urogallus, Tetraonidae, wildfowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grouse\, n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of
    mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen:
    cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
    family {Tetraonid[ae]}, and subfamily {Tetraonin[ae]},
    inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump
    bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled
    plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans ({Lagopus}),
    having feathered feet.
    Note: Among the European species are the red grouse ({Lagopus
          Scoticus}) and the hazel grouse ({Bonasa betulina}).
          See {Capercaidzie}, {Ptarmigan}, and {Heath grouse}.
          Among the most important American species are the
          ruffed grouse, or New England partridge ({Bonasa
          umbellus}); the sharp-tailed grouse ({Pedioc[ae]tes
          phasianellus}) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine
          grouse ({Dendragapus obscurus}) of the Rocky Mountains;
          the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge ({D.
          Canadensis}). See also {Prairie hen}, and {Sage cock}.
          The Old World sand grouse ({Pterocles}, etc.) belong to
          a very different family. See {Pterocletes}, and {Sand
  2. \Grouse\, v. i.
    To seek or shoot grouse.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air a grievance, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, broiler, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chicken, clamor, complain, complaining, complaint, Cornish hen, crab, croak, destructive criticism, dindon, dissent, duck, duckling, faisan, faultfinding, fowl, fret, fret and fume, fryer, fuss, goose, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouch, grousing, growl, grumble, grumbling, grunt, guinea hen, holler, howl, kick, kicking, lodge a complaint, murmur, murmuring, mutter, oie, partridge, peeve, peevishness, pet peeve, petulance, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, protest, quail, querulousness, raise a howl, register a complaint, roaster, scold, scolding, sniping, squab, squawk, squawking, stewing chicken, take on, turkey, volaille, whining, wild duck, yap, yapping, yelp