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Definition of Colinus Virginianus
Colinus VirginianusPartridge Par"tridge, n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF.
pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. ?.]
1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of
the genus Perdix and several related genera of the
family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is
noted as a game bird.
Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer.
Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix
cinerea) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis
rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known
2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging
to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.]
Note: Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus) of
the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge
(Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena
partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California
partridge (Callipepla Californica).
3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.]
Bamboo partridge (Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the
genus Bambusicola. Several species are found in China
and the East Indies.
Night partridge (Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
Painted partridge (Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa
Partridge berry. (Bot.)
(a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant
(Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae],
having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant
flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs
with the ovaries united, and producing the berries
which remain over winter; also, the plant itself.
(b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen (Gaultheria
procumbens); also, the plant itself.
Partridge dove (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mountain witch, under
Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb
(Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the
Eastern United States.
Partridge shell (Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell
(Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of
(a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It
is obtained from tropical America, and one source of
it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis.
Called also pheasant wood.
(b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and
striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for
walking sticks and umbrella handles.
Sea partridge (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge
(Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note.
Snow partridge (Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge
(Lerwa nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of
Spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), any small
Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola.
Meaning of Colinus Virginianus from wikipedia
- bobwhite, Virginia quail
or (in its home range) bobwhite quail
) is a ground-dwelling bird native
to Canada, the United
is a genus
in the New World quail
family, Odontophoridae. Members
of the genus
are commonly known
as bobwhites. †Colinus eatoni
- ring-necked pheasant
(Phasi**** colchicus) and northern bobwhite
) were the fifth
(out of 124 identified
species) most significant...
- fasciatus Genus Colinus Northern
bobwhite, Colinus virgini****
Black-throated bobwhite, Colinus nigrogularis
Spot-bellied bobwhite, Colinus leucopogon
- Meleagris gallopavo
1980 Georgia Bobwhite quail
(state game bird) Colinus virgini****
1970 Idaho Peregrine falcon
(state raptor) Falco peregrinus
- Genus Colinus Goldfuss
1820 (Bobwhites) †Colinus eatoni
†Colinus suilium Brodkorb
1959 †Colinus hibbardi Wetmore
, white-tailed deer Polygyriscus virgini****
, a snail Canis virgini****
, grey fox Bubo virgini****
, great horned
owl Colinus virgini****
- its behaviour
is rather similar
to that of the northern bobwhite
). The diet consists
of buds, shoots, leaves
- used as an indicator
of chemical stress
in Northern bobwhite quail
) eggs, and no evidence
in metabolic rates
for their similar appearance
and habits. Northern
bobwhite, Colinus virgini****
(B) Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae
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