Definition of capercaillie in English:

capercaillie

Line breaks: cap¦er|cail¦lie
Pronunciation: /ˌkapəˈkeɪli
 
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(Scottish also capercailzie /-ˈkeɪlzi/)

noun (plural capercaillies)

A large turkey-like Eurasian grouse of mature pine forests.
More example sentences
  • The report highlights the plight of 20 species, including the song thrush, the corncrake, the crossbill, the capercaillie, the dotterel and black grouse.
  • I spot a variety of birds, from a large grouse called the capercaillie to tiny Siberian tits.
  • They include pine marten, wildcat, stoat and weasel as well as golden eagles, merlin, peregrine falcon, golden plover and in time black grouse and capercaillie.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic capull coille, literally 'horse of the wood'.

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