There are 3 definitions of grouse in English:

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Pronunciation: /graʊs
 
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noun (plural same)

  • 1A medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more brightly coloured than the female.
    • Family Tetraonidae (or Phasianidae): several genera, especially Lagopus and Tetrao
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    • Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse?
    • Pair up female and male black grouse that have no chemistry - the female isn't interested in the male.
    • Business as usual is what has driven the greater sage grouse to its precarious brink.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The flesh of the grouse as food.
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    • Whole roast grouse may still come with game chips and bread sauce but there is game jus rather than over-thickened gravy.
    • As we near the beginning of the autumn game season, consider brambles as accompaniments in sauces; with their tart sweetness, they complement perfectly the richness of game such as venison, grouse or pigeon.
    • Between you and me, I had too much grouse and red wine last night and mackerel is very good for lowering cholesterol.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps related to medieval Latin gruta or to Old French grue 'crane'.

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There are 3 definitions of grouse in English:

grouse2

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Pronunciation: /graʊs
 
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verb

[no object]

noun

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Derivatives

grouser

noun
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  • The people get labeled as ‘grousers,’ when in fact they are talented employees that are crying for leadership that understands as much about the business as they do.

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare with grouch.

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grouse3

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Pronunciation: /ɡraʊs
 
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adjective

Australian /NZ informal
  • Very good (used as a general term of approval): the car was a grouse tomato red which everyone liked
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    • Civil war was the winner on the day and I hope youse all have a grouse night.
    • Apart from that, though, the rest is pretty grouse.

Origin

1920s: of unknown origin.

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