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Definition of Partridge dove
Partridge dovePartridge 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 Partridge dove from wikipedia
- The blue-headed quail-dove
(Starnoenas cyanocephala), or blue-headed partridge
, is a species
of bird in the pigeon
and dove family
are medium-sized non-migratory birds, with a wide native distribution throughout
the Old World, including
Europe, Asia, and parts
- love sent to me A partridge
in a pear tree. On the second
day of Christmas
my true love sent to me Two turtle doves
, And a partridge
in a pear tree. On...
- The grey partridge
(Perdix perdix), also known
as the English partridge
, Hungarian partridge
, or hun, is a gamebird
in the pheasant family
- mourning dove
(Zenaida macroura) is a member
of the dove
family, Columbidae. The bird is also known
as the American mourning dove
or the rain dove
, and erroneously...
- rock partridge
, Philby's partridge
and Przevalski's partridge
in the past as conspecific particularly
with the first. This partridge
- Rock partridge Chukar partridge
Philby's partridge Barbary partridge
Red-legged partridge Arabian partridge
- The European turtle dove
(Streptopelia turtur) is a member
of the bird family
Columbidae, the doves
and pigeons. The turtle dove
is a migratory
- 20th century
meat, eggs, feathers, leather Partridge
Red legged partridge
, Chukar partridge
, Grey partridge
France, Afghanistan, United Kingdom
- "The White Cliffs
". The National
Trust. 1 November
2016. Wijs-Reed, Jocelyn
(2012). I've Walked
My Own Talk. Partridge
Publishing. p. 212. Sperber...
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