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NOUN (5)

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;
[syn: tinamou, partridge]

3. small Old World gallinaceous game birds;

4. a popular North American game bird; named for its call;
[syn: bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge]

5. valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada;
[syn: ruffed grouse, partridge, Bonasa umbellus]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Partridge \Par"tridge\ (p[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. pe`rdix.] (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species. [1913 Webster] 2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] 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). [1913 Webster] 3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.] [1913 Webster] Bamboo partridge (Zool.), a spurred partridge of the genus Bambusicola. Several species are found in China and the East Indies. Night partridge (Zool.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.] Painted partridge (Zool.), a francolin of South Africa (Francolinus pictus). 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 (Zool.) Same as Mountain witch, under Mountain. Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb (Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the Eastern United States. Partridge shell (Zool.), a large marine univalve shell (Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of the partridge. Partridge wood (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 (Zool.), an Asiatic sand partridge (Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note. Snow partridge (Zool.), a large spurred partridge (Lerwa nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia; called also jermoonal. Spruce partridge. See under Spruce. Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zool.), any small Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ruffed \Ruffed\, a. Furnished with a ruff. [1913 Webster] Ruffed grouse (Zool.), a North American grouse (Bonasa umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season. Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher. ruffed lemur (Zool.), a species of lemur (lemur varius) having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its color is varied with black and white. Called also ruffed maucaco. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

partridge n 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 [syn: tinamou, partridge] 3: small Old World gallinaceous game birds 4: a popular North American game bird; named for its call [syn: bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge] 5: valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada [syn: ruffed grouse, partridge, Bonasa umbellus]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Partridge (Heb. kore, i.e., "caller"). This bird, unlike our own partridge, is distinguished by "its ringing call-note, which in early morning echoes from cliff to cliff amidst the barrenness of the wilderness of Judea and the glens of the forest of Carmel" hence its Hebrew name. This name occurs only twice in Scripture. In 1 Sam. 26:20 "David alludes to the mode of chase practised now, as of old, when the partridge, continuously chased, was at length, when fatigued, knocked down by sticks thrown along the ground." It endeavours to save itself "by running, in preference to flight, unless when suddenly started. It is not an inhabitant of the plain or the corn-field, but of rocky hill-sides" (Tristram's Nat. Hist.). In Jer. 17:11 the prophet is illustrating the fact that riches unlawfully acquired are precarious and short-lived. The exact nature of the illustration cannot be precisely determined. Some interpret the words as meaning that the covetous man will be as surely disappointed as the partridge which gathers in eggs, not of her own laying, and is unable to hatch them; others (Tristram), with more probability, as denoting that the man who enriches himself by unjust means "will as surely be disappointed as the partridge which commences to sit, but is speedily robbed of her hopes of a brood" by her eggs being stolen away from her. The commonest partridge in Palestine is the Caccabis saxatilis, the Greek partridge. The partridge of the wilderness (Ammo-perdix heyi) is a smaller species. Both are essentially mountain and rock birds, thus differing from the English partridge, which loves cultivated fields.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Partridge, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 106 Land area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) FIPS code: 54700 Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 37.967308 N, 98.091511 W ZIP Codes (1990): 67566 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Partridge, KS Partridge