from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Properly, the common partridge of Europe, now known as Perdix cinerea.
- noun A name given to various other European birds.
- noun Also atagen, attagas, atagas.
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- noun A
sand grouse(Syrrghaptes pallasii) found in Asiaand rarely in southern Europe.
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"O enviable man, it is a Phrygian attagen  that thou art about to taste for the first time; and when thou hast recovered that delight, I commend to thee a Moorish compound, made of eggs and roes of carp from the old Southweorc stewponds, which the cooks here dress notably."
Phrygian attagen, "how came anything Moorish in our Christian island?"
-- Holy Virgin! "cried Vebba, with his mouth full of the Phrygian attagen," how came anything Moorish in our Christian island? "