Definition of Ruffed grouse

1. Noun. Valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada.

Exact synonyms: Bonasa Umbellus, Partridge
Generic synonyms: Grouse
Group relationships: Bonasa, Genus Bonasa



Definition of Ruffed grouse

1. Noun. An American game bird, ''Bonasa umbellus''; the male makes drumming sounds with its wings ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruffed Grouse

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ruffed grouse (current term)
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ruffed lemur
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Literary usage of Ruffed grouse

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1. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Range.—Northern United States and southern British Provinces from Maine and Nova Scotia west to Washington and British Columbia. 300b. Gray ruffed grouse. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"Late in the afternoon of December 27, 1904, a ruffed grouse ... of them whom I have met knows of another occurrence of the ruffed grouse in that vicinity. ..."

3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"ruffed grouse AND WOODCOCK. UB Toward the close of last August, a friend and I ... Of all things that tempt ruffed grouse, a huckleberry field stands first. ..."

4. Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States, and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1864)
"This occurred, some years since, on Martha's Vineyard ; but, as I have observed before, I know no authentic instance of the ruffed grouse ever lying in the ..."

5. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"Perhaps, after all, the preference may depend upon a peculiarity in my own taste; or I may give the superiority to the ruffed grouse, because it is as ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"In Pike County the open season for deer ш October 1 to December Í ;. ruffed grouse, September 1 to December 15 ; wood or summer duck, October 1 to January 5 ..."

7. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"Here are some of the methods that have been practiced in the past in getting illegal game into the New York market: ruffed grouse and quail have both been ..."

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