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ptarmigan

noun ptar·mi·gan \ˈtär-mi-gən\
plural ptar·mi·gan or ptar·mi·gans

Definition of PTARMIGAN

:  any of various grouses (genus Lagopus) of northern regions with completely feathered feet

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Origin of PTARMIGAN

modification of Scottish Gaelic tarmachan
First Known Use: 1599

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