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English noun: grouse

1. grouse (food) flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil


Broader (hypernym)wildfowl


Part meronymgrouse


Domain categorygame bird

2. grouse (animal) popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet


Broader (hypernym)game bird


Narrower (hyponym)black grouse, Bonasa umbellus, Canachites canadensis, capercaillie, capercailzie, Centrocercus urophasianus, horse of the wood, partridge, Pedioecetes phasianellus, prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse, ptarmigan, ruffed grouse, sage grouse, sage hen, sharp-tailed grouse, sprig tail, sprigtail, spruce grouse, Tetrao urogallus


Part holonymgrouse


Member meronymcovey, family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae


English verb: grouse

1. grouse (competition) hunt grouse


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and grouse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)fowl

2. grouse (communication) complain


SamplesWhat was he hollering about?.


Synonymsbeef, bellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, holler, squawk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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