capercaillie, -lzie wood-grouse. XVI. — Gael. capull coille great cock (lit. horse) of the wood. The sp. lz (in MSc. lʒ) has influenced the Eng. pron., as in Menzies.
capercaillie (capercailzie) A large game bird (Tetrao urogallus), also known as wood grouse or cock of the wood.
capercaillie See TETRAONIDAE.
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