partridge

  1. (US usage) 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
  3. small Old World gallinaceous game birds
  4. a popular North American game bird; named for its call
  5. valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada

partridge

bird accounted a beast of the warren
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Partridge

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. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters.{cn|date=April 2013} According to Greek leg...
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Partridge

• (n.) Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidae, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. • (n.) The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). • (n.) Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera.Part...
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partridge

<zoology> ... 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidae, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. 'Full many a fat partrich had he in mew.' (Chaucer) ... The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea) and the red-legged partridge...
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partridge

noun flesh of either quail or grouse
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Partridge

Par'tridge noun [ Middle English partriche , pertriche , Old French pertris , perdriz , French perdrix , Latin perdix , -icis , from Greek ....] (Zoology) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perd...
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partridge

any of many small game birds native to the Old World and belonging to the family Phasianidae (order Galliformes). They are larger than quails, with ... [1 related articles]
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partridge

Any of various medium-sized ground-dwelling fowl of the family Phasianidae, order Galliformes, that also includes pheasants, quail, and chickens. Partridges are Old World birds, some of which have become naturalized in North America. Partridges pair very early in the year, the males, like the males of most gallinaceous species, being very p...
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partridge

bird accounted a beast of the warren
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partridge

Bird species (Latin Perdix perdix) from the order of the chicken birds, which inhabits preferably steppe and heath landscapes in much of Europe and Asia. Partridges feed mainly on seeds, wild herbs and cereal grains and occur in autumn as well Schad birds in vineyards. In Italy, the name is Occhio di Pernice and in France Oeil de perdrix (Partridge...
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Partridge

HMS Partridge was a British Onslow Class destroyer of 1540 tons displacement launched in 1941 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Partridge was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; four 2 pdr pom-pom guns; eight 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo...
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partridge

partridge, common name applied to various henlike birds of several families. The true partridges of the Old World are members of the pheasant family (Phasianidae); the common European or Hungarian species has been successfully introduced in parts of North America. In some areas of the United States ...
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Partridge

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Partridge

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Partridge

The partridge is any of various medium-sized ground-dwelling fowl of the family Phasianidae, which also includes pheasants, quail, and chickens.
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partridge

[n] - (US usage) flesh of either quail or grouse 2. [n] - small Old World gallinaceous game birds
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