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From Scottish Gaelic tàrmachan, of unknown origin. The pt- comes from a mistaken belief in a Greek origin, as if related to ptero- (wing).

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ptarmigan (plural ptarmigan or ptarmigans)

  1. Any of three species of small grouse in the genus Lagopus found in subarctic tundra areas of North America and Eurasia.

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  • (species of small grouse): lagopus (obsolete)

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