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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Perdix, genus Perdixnoun

    a genus of Perdicinae


  1. perdix

    Perdix is a genus of birds in the pheasant family that is commonly referred to as partridges. Strong fliers and ground dwellers, they are often found in Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa. The term "perdix" can also be used to refer to a character in Greek mythology who was the nephew of Daedalus and was turned into a partridge by Athena.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perdixnoun

    a genus of birds including the common European partridge. Formerly the word was used in a much wider sense to include many allied genera

  2. Etymology: [L., a partridge, Gr. pe`rdix.]


  1. Perdix

    Perdix is a genus of partridges with representatives in most of temperate Europe and Asia. One member of the genus, the Grey Partridge, has been introduced to the United States and Canada. These are non-migratory birds of open country. The nest is a lined ground scrape in or near cover. They feed on a wide variety of seeds and some insect food. These are medium-sized partridges with dull-coloured bills and legs, streaked brown upperparts, and rufous tails and flanks barring. Neither sex has spurs on the legs, and the only plumage distinction is that females tend to be duller in appearance. Grey and Daurian Partridges are very closely related and similar in appearance, and form a superspecies. Tibetan Partridge has a striking black and white face pattern, black breast barring and 16 tail feathers instead of the 18 of the other species. None of the species is threatened on a global scale, but the two more widespread partridges are over-hunted in parts of their range. The Grey Partridge has been badly affected by agricultural changes, and its range has contracted considerably. The Tibetan Partridge seems secure in its extensive and often inaccessible range on the Tibetan plateau. The bird shares its name with the nephew of Daedalus of Greek mythology, who was transformed into the bird when his uncle murdered him in jealousy. He was killed when thrown headlong down from the sacred hill of Minerva, so, mindful of his fall, the bird does not build its nest in the trees, nor take lofty flights and avoids high places.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdix in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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