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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Latin gruta, name of a type of bird hunted for food

grouse

1 noun
     
grouse
Related topics: Birds
grouse1
1 [uncountable and countable] plural grouseHBB a small bird that is hunted and shot for food and sport, or the flesh of this bird:
the grouse shooting season
roast grouse
2 [countable] informal a complaint:
His main grouse is that he isn't paid enough.

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