Meaning of partridge

par•tridge

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.

Par•tridge

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