Hill partridge
Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. [1913 Webster]

Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See {Hill}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Hill ant} (Zo["o]l.), a common ant ({Formica rufa}), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests.

{Hill myna} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus {Gracula}, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. [Written also {hill mynah}.] See {Myna}.

{Hill partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus {Aborophila}, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies.

{Hill tit} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family {Leiotrichid[ae]}. Many are beautifully colored. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hill partridge — Partridge Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill Partridge — This article is about the species Arborophila torqueola. For other members of the genus that sometimes are known as hill partridge, see Arborophila. Hill Partridge Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • hill partridge — krūmyninės kurapkos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Arborophila angl. hill partridge vok. Buschwachtel, f rus. кустарниковая куропатка, f pranc. torquéole, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kurapkos siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • hill partridge — noun a partridge of the genus Aborophila, of which numerous species inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies …   Wiktionary

  • hill partridge — noun 1. : any of numerous partridges of southern Asia and the East Indies that constitute a genus (Arborophila) of the family Phasianidae called also tree partridge 2. : spur fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Annam Hill-partridge — Taxobox name = Annam Hill partridge status = EN status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae genus = Arborophila species = A. merlini binomial = Arborophila merlini binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • White-faced Hill-partridge — Taxobox name = White faced Hill partridge status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae genus = Arborophila species = A. orientalis binomial = Arborophila… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey-breasted Hill-partridge — Taxobox name = Grey breasted Hill partridge status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae genus = Arborophila species = A. sumatrana binomial = Arborophila… …   Wikipedia

  • Annam hill-partridge — geltonkojė krūmyninė kurapka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Arborophila merlini; Tropicoperdix merlini angl. Annam hill partridge vok. Gelbfuß Buschwachtel, f rus. желтоногая кустарниковая куропатка, f pranc. torquéole… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hainan hill-partridge — hainaninė krūmyninė kurapka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Arborophila ardens angl. Hainan hill partridge vok. Hainanbuschwachtel, f rus. хайнаньская кустарниковая куропатка, f pranc. torquéole de Hainan, f ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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