partridge

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English[edit]

Perdix perdix

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Via Middle English and Old French, from Latin perdīx (partridge), from Ancient Greek πέρδιξ (pérdiks, partridge).

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partridge (plural partridges or partridge)

  1. Any bird of a number of genera in the family Phasianidae, notably in the genera Perdix and Alectoris.
  2. (obsolete, military) A type cannon charge composed of several missiles fired all together, similar to langrage or case-shot. Also a large cannon that shoots stones.

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