Definitions for ptarmiganˈtɑr mɪ gən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ptar•mi•ganˈtɑr mɪ gən(n.)(pl.)-gans; -gan.

  1. any of several grouses of the genus Lagopus, of mountainous and cold northern regions, having white plumage in the winter.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of ptarmigan:

1590–1600; pseudo-Gk sp. of ScotGael tarmarchan, akin to Ir tarmanach

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ptarmigan(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ptarmigan(noun)

a type of bird usually found in cold northern regions.

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