Definition of blackcock in English:

blackcock

noun

  • The male of the black grouse.

    • ‘Similarly I can recall seeing blackcock, grouse, ring ousel and merlin on Exmoor until the mid sixties.’
    • ‘He was a good shot and a blackcock, killed when out shooting with the Duke of Northumberland, was for many years exhibited in Keilder Castle.’
    • ‘The black grouse (or blackcock) has actually become extinct on Dartmoor.’
    • ‘I have always walked alone or with one or two companions, and I have considered it a privilege to watch fox cubs play, otters fish, salmon leap and blackcock lek without causing disturbance to wildlife or landowner.’

Pronunciation:

blackcock

/ˈblakkɒk/