What does the word grouse mean?

Usage examples for grouse

  1. From the long grass in its vicinity also issue the grating and loud cry of the florican, woodcock, and grouse. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. Fleetfoot's meeting with Willow- grouse. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  3. Grouse and rabbits were the game upon which they usually relied, but Fate had cast this as one of those years when the rabbits disappear from the land as it is said they do every nine years. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace