Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of grouse, of the family Tetraonidæ, having the feet and nasal fossæ densely feathered; the ptarmigans.
  • noun A former generic name of the plant hare's-foot, Ochroma Lagopus.

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  • noun obsolete The ptarmigan (which bird was so called because its feet resemble those of a hare).

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  • noun ptarmigans

Etymologies

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

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