Definition of ptarmigan
: any of various grouses (genus Lagopus) of northern regions with completely feathered feet
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Stokkan is studying ptarmigan and other species of reindeer, and early results suggest turning off the clock may be a general pattern in other Arctic wildlife, Stokkan said.
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Origin and Etymology of ptarmigan
modification of Scottish Gaelic tarmachan
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
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