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PTARMIGAN (Lagopus mutus or alpinus)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 604 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PTARMIGAN (Lagopus mutus or alpinus), a gallinaceous bird akin to the grouse (q.v.). The word in Gaelic is tarmachan, which appears from the end of the 16th century in many forms, such as tormican, tarmichen, and even " termagant."
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