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n. - Large arctic and subarctic grouse with feathered feet and usually white winter plumage.

Usage examples (37)
  • I saw there also a beautiful white bird called a ptarmigan, which is a grouse, but it could not be caught.
  • Among birds, the ptarmigan is a fine example of protective colouring.
  • The enemies of the ptarmigan are the larger birds of prey, and animals of the weasel kind.
  • We were far into the Brooks Range foothills now, at 3,100 feet, and perhaps the altitude would pay bonus points in ptarmigan. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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