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Noun: grouse (grouse)  graws
  1. (game bird) flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
     
  2. Popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
Verb: grouse  graws
  1. Hunt grouse
     
  2. Complain
    "What was he grousing about?";
    - gripe, bitch, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler
Adjective: grouse  graws
Usage: Austral, NZ
  1. Very good
    "he did a grouse job";
    - bang-up, bully, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, ripper [Austral], lovely

Derived forms: grousing, grouses, groused, grouse

See also: good

Type of: complain, fowl, game bird, kick, kvetch [N. Amer], moan, plain [archaic], quetch, sound off, wildfowl

Part of: covey, family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae

Encyclopedia: Grouse