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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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