Lagopus Scoticus
Ptarmigan Ptar"mi*gan, n. [Gael. tarmachan; cf. Ir. tarmochan, tarmonach.] (Zo["o]l.) Any grouse of the genus {Lagopus}, of which numerous species are known. The feet are completely feathered. Most of the species are brown in summer, but turn white, or nearly white, in winter. [1913 Webster]

Note: They chiefly inhabit the northern countries and high mountains of Europe, Asia, and America. The common European species is {Lagopus mutus}. The Scotch grouse, red grouse, or moor fowl ({Lagopus Scoticus}), is reddish brown, and does not turn white in winter. The white, or willow, ptarmigan ({Lagopus albus}) is found in both Europe and America. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lagopus Scoticus — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagopus scoticus — moorfowl moorfowl, moor fowl moor fowl . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A reddish brown grouse ({Lagopus Scoticus}) of upland moors of Great Britain; the European ptarmigan, or {red grouse}, also called the {moorgame}. Syn: red grouse, moorbird, moorgame,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagopus Scoticus — Grouse Grouse (grous), n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen: cf. F. piegri[ e]che shrike.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family {Tetraonid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagopus scoticus — moorgame moorgame n. (Zo[ o]l.) The {moorfowl}. Syn: red grouse,, moorbird, {Lagopus scoticus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagopus scoticus — noun reddish brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain • Syn: ↑red grouse, ↑moorfowl, ↑moorbird, ↑moor bird, ↑moorgame • Hypernyms: ↑ptarmigan • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lagopus (lagopus) scoticus — Lagopède d Écosse Lagopède d Écosse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lagopus lagopus scoticus — Lagopède d Écosse Lagopède d Écosse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lagopus lagopus scoticus — Schottisches Moorschneehuhn Schottisches Moorschneehuhn (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) Systematik Ordnung: Hühnervöge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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