Definition of blackcock in English:

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blackcock

Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌkäk/

noun (plural same)

The male of the black grouse.
Example sentences
  • The black grouse (or blackcock) has actually become extinct on Dartmoor.
  • Similarly I can recall seeing blackcock, grouse, ring ousel and merlin on Exmoor until the mid sixties.
  • He was a good shot and a blackcock, killed when out shooting with the Duke of Northumberland, was for many years exhibited in Keilder Castle.

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Syllabification: black·cock

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