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ˈpɑr trɪdʒpar·tridge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partridge(noun)

    flesh of either quail or grouse

  2. tinamou, partridge(noun)

    heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds

  3. partridge(noun)

    small Old World gallinaceous game birds

  4. bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge(noun)

    a popular North American game bird; named for its call

  5. ruffed grouse, partridge, Bonasa umbellus(noun)

    valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada


  1. partridge(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: Via and , from perdix, from πέρδιξ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partridge(noun)

    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

  2. Partridge(noun)

    any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera

  3. Partridge(noun)

    the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

  4. Origin: [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. pe`rdix.]


  1. Partridge

    Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group. These are medium-sized birds, intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters. According to Greek legend, the first partridge appeared when Daedalus threw his nephew, Perdix, off the sacred hill of Minerva in a fit of jealous rage. Supposedly mindful of his fall, the bird does not build its nest in the trees, nor take lofty flights and avoids high places. Partridges appear as part of the first gift listed in the Christmas carol, "The 12 Days of Christmas". As such, "A partridge in a pear tree" is sung as the last line of each chorus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Partridge

    pär′trij, n. a genus of gallinaceous birds preserved for game.—n. Par′tridge-wood, a hard variegated wood, from Brazil and the West Indies, used in cabinet-work. [Fr. perdrix—L. perdix, perdicis—Gr. perdix.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of partridge in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.

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