Ca"per*cail`zie (?), or Ca"per*cal`ly (?), n. [Gael, capulcoile.] Zool.

A species of grouse (Tetrao uragallus) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; -- called also cock of the woods.

[Written also capercaillie, capercaili.]

 

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