partridge: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pär'trij), [key]
— pl. -tridg•es, -tridge.
  1. any of several Old World gallinaceous game birds of the subfamily Perdicinae, esp. Perdix perdix.
  2. the ruffed grouse.
  3. bobwhite.
  4. any of several other North American gallinaceous game birds.
  5. any of various South and Central American tinamous.


Pronunciation: (pär'trij), [key]
  1. 1894–1979, British lexicographer, born in New Zealand.
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