The largest species of European grouse (Tetrao urogallus)
Webster's New World
- horse of the wood
Other Word Forms of Capercaillie
Origin of Capercaillie
Scottish Gaelic capull coille capull horse (from Middle Irish capall) (from Old Irish) (ultimately from Latin caballus) (of Celtic origin) coille genitive of coille forest (from Old Irish caill)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
A Scots corruption of Scottish Gaelic capull coille (“horse of the woods”).
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