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Definition of "grouse" []

  • Any of various plump, chickenlike game birds of the family Tetraonidae, chiefly of the Northern Hemisphere and having mottled brown or grayish plumage. (noun)
  • To complain; grumble. (verb-intransitive)
  • A cause for complaint; a grievance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grouse" in a sentence
  • "When i am in grouse country, I am also in Whitetail country."
  • "Our only grouse is we have very little bread, but we are expecting to get more from Tuesday May 5th."
  • "Main courses included more Dornoch lamb, wild sea bass from Usan, turbot from Scrabster and grouse from the Scottish moors."