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par·tridge / ˈpärtrij/ • n. (pl. same or partridges ) a short-tailed Eurasian game bird (family Phasianidae) with mainly brown plumage. Its many species include the gray partridge (Perdix perdix), introduced into the northern US, and the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa), introduced into Colorado. ∎ inf. any of a number of birds, such as the bobwhite or quail, that resemble the partridge. ORIGIN: Middle English partrich, from Old French pertriz, perdriz, from Latin perdix.

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Haitink, Sir Bernard (1929– ) Dutch conductor, principal conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1961–88) and the London Philharmonic (1967–79). In 1987, he became musical director of the Royal Opera House, London, where he was noted for superb Wagner performances.

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partridge, common name applied to various henlike birds of several families. The true partridges of the Old World are members of the pheasant family (Phasianidae); the common European or Hungarian species has been successfully introduced in parts of North America. In some areas of the United States the name partridge is applied to the ruffed grouse, the bobwhite, and the plumed quail; in Europe the South American tinamou is called a partridge. The gray partridge, Perdix perdix, is an Old World bird of about 1 to 11/2 ft (30–45 cm). True partridges are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Galliformes, family Phasianidae.

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Sir Bernard Partridge, 1861–1945, English caricaturist and illustrator. He was principal cartoonist for Punch from 1891 until his death. Partridge began his career by designing stained glass and painting watercolors, but he is best known as an illustrator.

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partridge Game bird, Perdix perdix and related spp. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein and iron; contains 10 g of fat of which one‐third is saturated, and supplies 200 kcal (840 kJ).

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partridge

partridge XIII. ME. partrich, north. and Sc. partrick, also per- — OF. perdriz, -triz (mod. perdrix), alt. of perdiz — L. perdīx, -īc-.

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