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Dictionary Definition

partridge

Noun

1 flesh of either quail or grouse
2 heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds [syn: tinamou]
3 small Old World gallinaceous game birds
4 a popular North American game bird; named for its call [syn: bobwhite, bobwhite quail]
5 valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada [syn: ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus]

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English

Etymology

Via and < perdix < (perdix)

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈpɑːtrɪʤ/, /"pA:trIdZ/
  • a US , /ˈpɑrtrɪʤ/, /"pArtrIdZ/

Noun

  1. Any bird of a number of genera in the family Phasianidae, notably in the genera Perdix and Alectoris.

Derived terms

Translations

any bird of the genera Perdix or Alectoris

Extensive Definition

Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group.
These are medium-sized birds intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails.The Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters. Many species are hunted for sport or game.

Species list in taxonomic order

External links

partridge in Arabic: الحجل
partridge in Bulgarian: Яребица
partridge in Czech: Koroptev polní
partridge in Danish: Agerhøne
partridge in German: Rebhuhn (Art)
partridge in Modern Greek (1453-): Πέρδικα
partridge in Spanish: perdiz
partridge in Persian: کبک (پرنده)
partridge in French: Perdrix
partridge in Hebrew: קורא
partridge in Italian: Starna
partridge in Swahili (macrolanguage): Sikipi
partridge in Lithuanian: Kurapka
partridge in Dutch: Patrijs
partridge in Dutch Low Saxon: Petrieze
partridge in Polish: Kuropatwa
partridge in Portuguese: Perdiz
partridge in Russian: Куропатка
partridge in Slovak: Jarabica poľná
partridge in Swedish: Rapphöna
partridge in Turkish: Keklik
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