from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ptarmigans


From the Latin lagōpūs, from the Ancient Greek λαγώπους (lagōpous), from λαγώς (lagōs, "hare") + πούς (pous, "foot"); compare lagopod, lagopode. (Wiktionary)



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