What does blackcock mean?

blackcock meaning in General Dictionary

a man for the European black colored grouse Tetrao tetrix Linn so named by sportsmen The female is known as gray hen See Heath grouse

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  • male black grouse
  • The male regarding the European black grouse (Tetrao tetrix, Linn.); -- so named by sportsmen. The female is known as grey hen. See Heath grouse.

Sentence Examples with the word blackcock

The blackcock then rejoins his male associates, and the female is left to perform the labours of hatching and rearing her young brood.

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