ptarmigan

Part of speech: noun

A grouse of elevated or arctic regions of the northern hemisphere, with winter plumage white.

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Usage examples "ptarmigan":

  1. On the contrary, as it lay there in his warm grasp, it was like the small, white, furred foot of a ptarmigan, so little and soft and gentle was it. - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.
  2. Just as I was getting ready to go up to Mount Ptarmigan for the shooting. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.
  3. Then while Noel broke out of the commoosie, which was fairly buried under the snow, to find out where he was, Mooka rebuilt the fire and plucked a ptarmigan and set it to toasting with the last of their bread over the coals. - "Northern Trails, Book I.", William J. Long.