Definition of Partridge

1. Noun. Flesh of either quail or grouse.

Generic synonyms: Wildfowl
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa

2. Noun. Heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds.
Exact synonyms: Tinamou
Group relationships: Family Tinamidae, Tinamidae
Generic synonyms: Game Bird

3. Noun. Small Old World gallinaceous game birds.

4. Noun. A popular North American game bird; named for its call.
Exact synonyms: Bobwhite, Bobwhite Quail
Group relationships: Colinus, Genus Colinus
Specialized synonyms: Colinus Virginianus, Northern Bobwhite
Generic synonyms: Quail

5. Noun. Valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada.
Exact synonyms: Bonasa Umbellus, Ruffed Grouse
Generic synonyms: Grouse
Group relationships: Bonasa, Genus Bonasa

Definition of Partridge

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidæ, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird.

Definition of Partridge

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

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Definition of Partridge

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Medical Definition of Partridge

1. 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 (Caccabis rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species. 2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera. Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus) of the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezumae); and the California partridge (Callipepla Californica). 3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). Bamboo partridge, a francolin of South Africa (Francolinus pictus). Partridge berry. Any small Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola. Origin: OE. Partriche, pertriche, OF. Pertris, perdriz, F. Perdrix, L. Perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Partridge

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Literary usage of Partridge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1895)
"May 27 1716 son of Samuel & Hannah (Mason) partridge David b. ... 20 1732 dau of Ephraim & Lydia partridge Moses b. Aug. 28, 1733, son of Benoni & Mehitable ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"partridge, a name properly designating a common European game-bird (Perdue ... C. vallicola) is known as the partridge or valley quail of California and it ..."

3. The Algonquin Legends of New England: Or, Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac by Charles Godfrey Leland (1884)
"How the partridge built Good Canoes for all the Birds, and a Sad One for Himself. When a partridge beats upon a hollow log he makes a noise like an Indian ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"partridge AT THE PLAYHOUSE From <Tom Jones' MR. JONES having spent three ... partridge immediately declared it was the finest place he had ever been in. ..."

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