Definition of Rock partridge
1. Noun. Of mountainous areas of southern Europe.
Generic synonyms: Partridge
Group relationships: Alectoris, Genus Alectoris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock Partridge
Literary usage of Rock partridge
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1. Mongolia, the Tangut Country, and the Solitudes of Northern Tibet: Being a by Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʹskiĭ (1876)
"... '—First signs of spring— Night frosts'—Gales—Atmospheric phenomena—Tardy vegetation —The great rock-partridge ..."
2. The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Part Fourth, Adventures of Two Youths in by Thomas Wallace Knox (1905)
"THE rock partridge. The road was rough and steep, and led steadily upward. Frank thought that when the engineers laid it out they selected the worst places ..."
3. Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs and Manners Illustrative of Scripture by Henry John Van-Lennep (1875)
"The red-legged, or* rock, partridge might well be classed among the war1 biers. It is, indeed, a larger bird than generally goes by that name; ..."
4. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1912)
"... wine color of the adult, a plumage which it is hoped our bird will assume at the next moult. Four specimens of the Bonham rock partridge (Ammoperdix ..."
5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... or rock partridge (C. Graca, Briss.) is larger than the last, and has the plumage more ashy; it inhabits the mountainous regions of Greece, Turkey, ..."
6. Acadian Geology: The Geological Structure, Organic Remains, and Mineral by John William Dawson (1868)
"Heulandite—Hydrous Silicate of Alumina and Lime, in fine rhombic prisms, colourless and light flesh colour, at Blomidon, Black Rock, Partridge Island, etc. ..."