capercailzie


capercailzie
/kæpəˈkeɪlji/ (say kapuh'kaylyee), /-ˈkeɪlzi/ (say -'kaylzee)

noun
a large gallinaceous bird of northern Europe, Tetrao urogallus; woodgrouse.
Also, capercaillie /kæpəˈkeɪlji/ (say kapuh'kaylyee). {Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally, horse of the wood, with r for l by dissimilation}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Capercailzie — Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also {cock of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capercailzie — noun see capercaillie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CAPERCAILZIE —    the wood grouse, a large game bird found in fir woods in mountainous districts, and highly esteemed for table …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • capercailzie — n. large black European grouse, wood grouse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capercailzie — cap·er·cail·zie …   English syllables

  • capercailzie —   n. largest grouse bird …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • capercailzie — noun large black Old World grouse • Syn: ↑capercaillie, ↑horse of the wood, ↑Tetrao urogallus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Tetrao, ↑genus Tetrao …   Useful english dictionary

  • capercaili — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capercaillie — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capercally — Capercailzie Ca per*cail zie, or Capercally Ca per*cal ly, n. [Gael, capulcoile.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of black Old World grouse ({Tetrao uragallus}) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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