What does ptarmigan mean?

Definitions for ptarmiganˈtɑr mɪ gən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ptarmigan(noun)

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


  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ptarmigan

    tär′mi-gan, n. a species of grouse with feathered toes inhabiting the tops of mountains. [Gael. tarmachan.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ptarmigan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ptarmigan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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