from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of birds including the common European partridge. Formerly the word was used in a much wider sense to include many allied genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Partridges proper, the typical genus of Perdicinæ, formerly more than conterminous with the Perdicinæ, now restricted to a few species like the common European partridge, P. cinerea. See cut under partridge.
- n. A genus of gastropods, now referred to Dolium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of Perdicinae
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