partridge
noun (plural partridge or partridges) Etymology: Middle English partrich, modification of Anglo-French perdriz, alteration of Old French perdix, from Latin perdic-, perdix, from Greek perdik-, perdix Date: 14th century 1. any of various typically medium-sized stout-bodied Old World gallinaceous birds (Perdix, Alectoris, and related genera) with variegated plumage that are often hunted as game 2. any of various related birds (as the American ruffed grouse or bobwhite) resembling the Old World partridges in size, habits, or value as game

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge — steht für: Die Partridge Familie, US amerikanische Sitcom aus den 1970er Jahren Partridge (Kansas), eine Ortschaft in den Vereinigten Staaten Partridge ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alex Partridge (* 1981), britischer Ruderer Andy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • PARTRIDGE — (Heb. חָגְלָה, ḥoglah), bird. Two species of the partridge are found in Israel, the see see partridge (Ammoperdix heyi) and the chukar partridge (Alectoris graeca). The latter is called ḥajel in Arabic, which is the ḥoglah mentioned as the name… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Partridge — Partridge, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 106 Land area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • partridge — [pär′trij] n. pl. partridges or partridge [ME partriche < OFr perdriz, earlier perdiz < L perdix < Gr, prob. akin to perdesthai, to break wind (< IE base * perd > FART): from whirring sound made by wings on rising to fly] 1. any of …   English World dictionary

  • partridge — (n.) late 12c., from O.Fr. pertis, alteration of perdis (perhaps influenced by fem. suffix tris), from L. perdicem (nom. perdix), from Gk. perdix, the Greek partridge, probably related to perdesthai to break wind, in reference to the whirring… …   Etymology dictionary

  • partridge — ► NOUN (pl. same or partridges) ▪ a short tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage. ORIGIN Old French perdriz, from Latin perdix …   English terms dictionary

  • Partridge — [pär′trij] Eric (Honeywood) 1894 1979; Brit. lexicographer, born in New Zealand …   English World dictionary

  • Partridge — Taxobox name = Partridges image width = 250px image caption = Chukar Partridge regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Perdix * Alectoris * Lerwa *… …   Wikipedia

  • partridge — partridgelike, adj. /pahr trij/, n., pl. partridges, (esp. collectively) partridge. 1. any of several Old World gallinaceous game birds of the subfamily Perdicinae, esp. Perdix perdix. 2. Chiefly Northern U.S. the ruffed grouse. 3. Chiefly South… …   Universalium

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