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Noun: partridge  paa(r)-trij
  1. Flesh of either quail or grouse
  2. Heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
    - tinamou
  3. Small Old World gallinaceous game birds
  4. A popular North American game bird; named for its call
    - bobwhite, bobwhite quail
  5. Valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
    - ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus

Derived forms: partridges

Type of: game bird, grouse, phasianid, quail, wildfowl

Part of: Bonasa, Colinus, covey, family Tinamidae, genus Bonasa, genus Colinus, Perdicidae, Perdicinae, subfamily Perdicidae, subfamily Perdicinae, Tinamidae

Encyclopedia: Partridge, Kentucky