bonasa betulina


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grouse \Grouse\ (grous), n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy
   of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen:
   cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zool.)
   Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
   family Tetraonid[ae], and subfamily Tetraonin[ae],
   inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump
   bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled
   plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus),
   having feathered feet.
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   Note: Among the European species are the red grouse ({Lagopus
         Scoticus}) and the hazel grouse (Bonasa betulina).
         See Capercaidzie, Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse.
         Among the most important American species are the
         ruffed grouse, or New England partridge ({Bonasa
         umbellus}); the sharp-tailed grouse ({Pedioc[ae]tes
         phasianellus}) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine
         grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains;
         the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge ({D.
         Canadensis}). See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock.
         The Old World sand grouse (Pterocles, etc.) belong to
         a very different family. See Pterocletes, and {Sand
         grouse}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hazel \Ha"zel\ (h[=a]"z'l), n. [OE. hasel, AS. h[ae]sel; akin to
   D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan &
   Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]
   1. (Bot.) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as
      the Corylus avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel
      of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American
      species are Corylus Americana, which produces the common
      hazelnut, and Corylus rostrata. See Filbert. --Gray.
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   2. A miner's name for freestone. --Raymond.
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   Hazel earth, soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam.
      

   Hazel grouse (Zool.), a European grouse ({Bonasa
      betulina}), allied to the American ruffed grouse.

   Hazel hoe, a kind of grub hoe.

   Witch hazel. See Witch-hazel, and Hamamelis.
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