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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gallinaceous bird of the Himalayan region, Lerva (or Lerwa) nivicola. See cut under Lerva.
  • n. A bird of the genus Tetraogallus, as T. himalayensis. Also called snow-cock, snow-chukor, and snow-pheasant See chourtka, partridge, and cut under Tetraogallus.
  • n. A ptarmigan: same as snow-grouse.


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