partridge [ pahr-trij ]
noun, plural par·tridg·es, (especially collectively) par·tridge.
1. any of several Old World gallinaceous game birds of the subfamily Perdicinae, especially Perdix perdix.
2. Chiefly Northern U.S. the ruffed grouse.
3. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. bobwhite.
4. any of several other North American gallinaceous game birds.
5. any of various South and Central American tinamous.
OTHER WORDS FROM PARTRIDGE
WORDS RELATED TO PARTRIDGE
fowl, duck, chicken, geese, pigeon, pheasant, turkey, grouse, quail, pullet, rooster, goose, hen, curlew, plover, sandpiper, snipe, wildfowl, woodcock
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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English partrich, variant of pertrich < Middle French pertris, variant of perdris, Old French perd(r)iz < Latin perdix < Greek pérdix
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