white-tailed ptarmigan


Definition of white-tailed ptarmigan

: a rather small ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) of mountainous regions from Alaska to New Mexico that becomes pure white in winter

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First Known Use of white-tailed ptarmigan

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“White-tailed ptarmigan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-tailed%20ptarmigan. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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