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Meaning of willow ptarmigan

wil'low ptar'migan

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus, of arctic and subarctic regions of the New and Old Worlds, having brown, mottled plumage in summer and white plumage in winter. Cf.
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