What does the word ptarmigan mean?

Usage examples for 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 by William Black
  2. Just as I was getting ready to go up to Mount Ptarmigan for the shooting. – Empire Builders by 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. by William J. Long