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- n. The ptarmigan (which bird was so called because its feet resemble those of a hare).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grouse, of the family Tetraonidæ, having the feet and nasal fossæ densely feathered; the ptarmigans.
- n. A former generic name of the plant hare's-foot, Ochroma Lagopus.
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- n. ptarmigans
From the Latin lagōpūs, from the Ancient Greek λαγώπους (lagōpous), from λαγώς (lagōs, "hare") + πούς (pous, "foot"); compare lagopod, lagopode. (Wiktionary)