Capercaillie meaning

-kālzē
A large grouse (Tetrao urogallus), native to northern Europe and having dark plumage and a fanlike tail.
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The largest species of European grouse (Tetrao urogallus)
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A large, black grouse of the genus Tetrao in the bird family Phasianidae, especially the western capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary