Definition of partridge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtrɪdʒ//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. partridges, partridge) Birds
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a brown bird with a round body and a short tail, that people hunt for sport or food; the meat of this bird See related entries: Birds Word OriginMiddle English partrich, from Old French pertriz, perdriz, from Latin perdix.
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