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ptarmigan Any of three species of northern or alpine grouse, all of which have feathered legs; especially the Eurasian ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus. The wings and breast are white in colder months, but in the spring they become a mottled grey-brown. It inhabits high barren regions, feeding on leaves and lichens. Length: to 36cm (14in). Family Tetraonidae.

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ptar·mi·gan / ˈtärməgən/ • n. (pl. same or ptarmigans ) a northern grouse, esp. the rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) of Eurasia and North America, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter.

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ptarmigan XVI. Early forms (in Sc. use) termigan(t), termagant, tormichan — Gael. tarmachan, of unkn. orig.; fancifully sp. ptarmigan (XVII) after Gr. words with pt-, e.g. pterón wing.

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ptarmigan (tär´məgən): see grouse.

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