Lagopus

noun La·go·pus \"\

Definition of Lagopus

  1. :  a genus of northern game birds (family Tetraonidae) comprising the ptarmigans and the red grouse

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Origin and Etymology of lagopus

New Latin, from Latin, ptarmigan, a plant, from Greek lagōpous, from lagōs hare + pous foot


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