A male and female sage grouse.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a large grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) living on the sagebrush plains of W North America
Also, esp. for the female, sage hen
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A chickenlike bird (Centrocercus urophasianus) of western North America, having long pointed tail feathers that can be spread like a fan.