Definition of grouse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡraʊs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊs//
    Meat, Birds
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] (pl. grouse) a bird with a fat body and feathers on its legs, which people shoot for sport and food; the meat of this bird grouse shooting grouse moors roast grouse See related entries: Meat, Birds
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a complaint
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 early 16th cent.: perhaps related to medieval Latin gruta or to Old French grue ‘crane’. noun sense 2 early 19th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with grouch.
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