game bird

Definitions of game bird
  1. noun
    any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
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    grouse
    popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
    phasianid
    a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
    partridge, tinamou
    heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
    black grouse
    grouse of which the male is bluish-black
    ptarmigan
    large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage
    Tetrao urogallus, capercaillie, capercailzie, horse of the wood
    large black Old World grouse
    Canachites canadensis, spruce grouse
    North American grouse that feeds on evergreen buds and needles
    Centrocercus urophasianus, sage grouse, sage hen
    large grouse of sagebrush regions of North America
    Bonasa umbellus, partridge, ruffed grouse
    valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
    Pedioecetes phasianellus, sharp-tailed grouse, sprig tail, sprigtail
    large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
    prairie chicken, prairie fowl, prairie grouse
    brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies
    pheasant
    large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
    quail
    small gallinaceous game birds
    partridge
    small Old World gallinaceous game birds
    type of:
    gallinacean, gallinaceous bird
    heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
    game
    animal hunted for food or sport
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