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Definition of Heath grouse

Heath grouse
Heath Heath, n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h??; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei?r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haipi field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh?tra field. [root]20.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A low shrub (Erica, or Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling. (b) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather. 2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage. Their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. --Milton Heath cock (Zo["o]l.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse (below). Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus Triodia (T. decumbens), growing on dry heaths. Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zo["o]l.), a European grouse (Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heats; -- called also black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl, moor fowl. The male is called, heath cock, and blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen. Heath hen. (Zo["o]l.) See Heath grouse (above). Heath pea (bot.), a species of bitter vetch (Lathyris macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in Scotland are used to flavor whisky. Heath throstle (Zo["o]l.), a European thrush which frequents heaths; the ring ouzel.

Meaning of Heath grouse from wikipedia

- Grouse /ɡraʊs/ are a group of birds from the order Galliformes, in the family Phasianidae. Grouse are frequently ****igned to the subfamily Tetraoninae...
- urogallus), also known as the wood grouse, heather ****, or just capercaillie /ˌkæpərˈkeɪli/, is the largest member of the grouse family. The largest known specimen...
- North American bird in the grouse family that became extinct in 1932. It is sometimes considered a separate species. Heath hens lived in the scrubby heathland...
- grouse Centrocercus Greater sage-grouse Gunnison grouse Tympanuchus Sharp-tailed grouse Columbian sharp-tailed grouse Greater prairie chicken Heath hen...
- Lüneburg Heath (German: Lüneburger Heide) is a large area of heath, geest, and woodland in the northeastern part of the state of Lower Saxony in northern...
- regarding Black Grouse in the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve Conservation project: Conservation of Black Grouse in the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve "Pastor...
- York. Book ISBN 0-8109-1007-1. Madge and McGowan, Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse ISBN 0-7136-3966-0 Videos of pheasants in the Internet Bird Collection...
- of London: 195–235. Madge S; McGowan, P (2002). Pheasant, partridges and grouse, including buttonquails, sandgrouse and allies. Christopher Helm, London...
- grouse Centrocercus Greater sage-grouse Gunnison grouse Tympanuchus Sharp-tailed grouse Columbian sharp-tailed grouse Greater prairie chicken Heath hen...
- following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing, and also by light burning. Calluna was...
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