Definitions for ptarmiganˈtɑr mɪ gən

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  1. ptarmigan(noun)

    large Arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage

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  1. ptarmigan(Noun)

    Any of three species of small grouse in the genus Lagopus found in subarctic tundra areas of North America and Eurasia.

  2. Origin: From tàrmachan. The pt- comes from a mistaken Greek construction.

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  1. Ptarmigan(noun)

    any grouse of the genus Lagopus, of which numerous species are known. The feet are completely feathered. Most of the species are brown in summer, but turn white, or nearly white, in winter

  2. Origin: [Gael. tarmachan; cf. Ir. tarmochan, tarmonach.]


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