game bird


game bird
noun
any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport (Freq. 1)
Members of this Topic: ↑grouse, ↑quail, ↑pheasant
Hypernyms: ↑game, ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean
Hyponyms: ↑grouse, ↑phasianid, ↑tinamou, ↑partridge

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noun
1. : a bird made legitimate quarry for hunters by state or other law

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any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, esp. such a bird that is protected by game laws.
[1865-70]

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game bird noun
A bird hunted for sport
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Main Entry:game

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game bird UK US noun [countable] [singular game bird plural game birds]
a bird that people hunt and kill for sport
Thesaurus: types of birdshypernym species of birdhyponym

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game bird,
a bird hunted for sport or food.

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n.
1) a bird hunted for sport or food
2) a bird of a large group that includes pheasants, grouse, quails, guineafowl, guans, etc. Order Galliformes: several families

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ˈgame bird [game bird game birds] noun
a bird that people hunt for sport or food

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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