ptarmigan
[ tahr-mi-guhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
16th Century; influenced by Greek; Scottish Gaelic from Scottish Gaelic tarmarchan (pseudo-Greek spelling)
Synonyms
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Antonyms
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Definition
any of the several birds from the genus Lagopus
Example
A) A white-tailed ptarmigan is the smallest bird of the grouse family. B) Ptarmigans often have feathers on their feet to keep them warm.
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