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willow ptarmigan


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The common ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) of Arctic regions, having brownish plumage that turns white in winter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A willow grouse, Lagopus lagopus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sparrow (Passer salicicolus) native of Asia, Africa, and Southern Europe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common ptarmigan of North America, Lagopus albus, having in winter white plumage with a black tail, but no black stripe through the eye: distinguished from rock-ptarmigan. Also willow-grouse. The name originally applied to the European bird named L. saliceti. See dalripa and ryper.


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