Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to the family Perdicidae, the partridges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the family Perdicidæ, or partridges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Related to or resembling a partridge or a quail; of or pertaining to the Perdicinæ, in any sense.

Etymologies

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See perdix.

Examples

  • A new genus and species of perdicine bird (Phasianidae, Perdicini) from Tanzania: a relict form with Indo-Malayan affinities.

    Eastern Arc forests

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