chukar partridge
noun see chukar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chukar partridge — noun see chukar …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Chukar — Taxobox name = Chukar status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae genus = Alectoris species = A. chukar binomial = Alectoris chukar binomial …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • chukar — /chu kahr /, n. a partridge, Alectoris chukar, of Asia and the Near East, introduced into North America as a game bird. Also called chukar partridge. [ < Hindi cakor < Skt cakora] * * * Popular small game bird (Alectoris chukar), a species of… …   Universalium

  • chukar — noun Etymology: Hindi cakor & Urdu chakor Date: 1814 a grayish brown Eurasian partridge (Alectoris chukar) introduced as a game bird into arid mountainous regions of the western U.S. called also chukar partridge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chukar — [chə kär′] n. [Hindi cakor < Sans cakōra < IE echoic base * kāu , to scream > HOWL] an Asian and European partridge (Alectoris chukar), with red bill and feet, chestnut colored above and white or gray below: successfully introduced into… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Partridge — /pahr trij/, n. Eric (Honeywood) /hun ee wood /, 1894 1979, British lexicographer, born in New Zealand. * * * Any of certain species of Old World game bird in the family Phasianidae. The European gray partridge (Perdix perdix), introduced into… …   Universalium

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