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Definition of Prairie grouse
Prairie grousePrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
Meaning of Prairie grouse from wikipedia
- (rock ptarmigan
Greenland) to 28°N (At****er's prairie chicken
in Texas). Grouse
are heavily built
Galliformes, such as chickens...
- The sharp-tailed grouse
(Tympanuchus phasianellus) (previously: Tetrao
phasianellus) is a medium-sized prairie grouse
. It is also known
as the sharptail...
- The greater prairie chicken
or pinnated grouse
(Tympanuchus cupido), sometimes called
a boomer, is a large
bird in the grouse
family. This North
to pat), pheasant, or prairie
chicken, all of which
are properly applied
birds. Other nicknames
for ruffed grouse include drummer
the hunter pursues upland birds including
quail, pheasant, grouse
, wood****, prairie
chicken, chukar, grey partridge, and others. Upland birds
- in the grouse
family. They are commonly referred
to as prairie
chickens. The genus contains three
species: All three
the smaller grouse
- The spruce grouse
or Canada grouse
(Falcipennis canadensis) is a medium-sized grouse closely
****ociated with the coniferous boreal forests
- The lesser prairie chicken
(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) is a species
in the grouse
family. It is a medium
bird, striped white
and brown, slightly...
- for prairie grouse
) to purchase lands
of more than 2,000 acres) to be managed
for the preservation
of "native prairie grouse
- work was on the prairie grouse
, and its habits
in the central marshes
of Wisconsin. He published
on feeding habits
of the grouse
. At the time of...
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