a large grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) living on the sagebrush plains of W North America
also, esp. for the female, sage hen
Either of two game birds (Centrocercus urophasianus or C. minimus) of western North America, having long pointed tail feathers that can be spread like a fan, and noted for the male's elaborate courtship display.
(plural sage grouses)
- Alternative spelling of sage grouse.