The definition of a partridge is a plump game bird.(noun)
An example of a partridge is the bird featured in "The 12 Days of Christmas."
See partridge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME partriche < OFr perdriz, earlier perdiz < L perdix < Gr, prob. akin toperdesthai, to break wind (< IE base *perd- > fart): from whirring sound made by wings on rising to fly
See partridge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. partridge partridge or par·tridg·es
Origin: Middle English partrich
Origin: , from Old French perdriz
Origin: , alteration of perdis
Origin: , from Latin perdīx
Origin: , from Greek; see perd- in Indo-European roots.
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