Meaning of PARTRIDGE in English

PARTRIDGE

■ noun ( plural same or ~s ) a short-tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage. [ Perdix perdix ( grey ~ ) and other species.]

Origin

ME partrich , from OFr. pertriz , perdriz , from L. perdix .

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