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 related genera of the family {Perdicid[ae]}, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. [1913 Webster]

Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common European, or gray, partridge ({Perdix cinerea}) and the red-legged partridge ({Caccabis rubra}) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species. [1913 Webster]

2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to {Colinus}, and allied genera. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Among them are the bobwhite ({Colinus Virginianus}) of the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge ({Oreortyx pictus}) of California; the Massena partridge ({Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]}); and the California partridge ({Callipepla Californica}). [1913 Webster]

3. The ruffed grouse ({Bonasa umbellus}). [New Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Bamboo partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the genus {Bambusicola}. Several species are found in China and the East Indies.

{Night partridge} (Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]

{Painted partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa ({Francolinus pictus}).

{Partridge berry}. (Bot.) (a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant ({Mitchella repens}) of the order {Rubiace[ae]}, having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs with the ovaries united, and producing the berries which remain over winter; also, the plant itself. (b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen ({Gaultheria procumbens}); also, the plant itself.

{Partridge dove} (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Mountain witch}, under {Mountain}.

{Partridge pea} (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb ({Cassia Cham[ae]crista}), common in sandy fields in the Eastern United States.

{Partridge shell} (Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell ({Dolium perdix}), having colors variegated like those of the partridge.

{Partridge wood} (a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It is obtained from tropical America, and one source of it is said to be the leguminous tree {Andira inermis}. Called also {pheasant wood}. (b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for walking sticks and umbrella handles.

{Sea partridge} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge ({Ammoperdix Bonhami}); -- so called from its note.

{Snow partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge ({Lerwa nivicola}) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia; called also {jermoonal}.

{Spruce partridge}. See under {Spruce}.

{Wood partridge}, or {Hill partridge} (Zo["o]l.), any small Asiatic partridge of the genus {Arboricola}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   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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