capercaillie capercaillie

Definition(s):

  • (n) large black Old World grouse

Usage(s):

  1. After six years of trying, the hunter had finally bagged his first Auerhahnthe plump European grouse (English name: capercaillie) so rare that it is verboten to shoot more .
  2. The laird (Alastair Sim) happened at the time to be stalking a capercaillie in the gorse, saw the thing go flying by, and nigh jumped out of his baggy tweeds.

News

  • Thistle And Shamrock: Listening Westward

    Music from western places in Ireland and Scotland is the music of lonely, rugged mountainsides and sea-ravaged coastlines. It is wild fiddle music and singing in the ancient languages of the Gael. At its heart is tradition, at its soul innovation. The Ni Dhomhnaill sisters, Altan, Capercaillie, Martin Hayes, and The Peatbog Fairies take us westward.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: NPR

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