capercaillie

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Etymology[edit]

A Scots corruption of Scottish Gaelic capull coille (horse of the woods).

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  • IPA(key): /kæpəˈkeɪli/, /kæpəˈkeɪlji/
  • Rhymes: -eɪli

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capercaillie (plural capercaillies)

  1. A large, black grouse of the genus Tetrao in the bird family Phasianidae, especially the western capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus.

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