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Definition of partridge:

  1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidae, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird.
  2. Any one of several species of quail- like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera.
  3. The ruffed grouse ( Bonasa umbellus).

Synonyms:

bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, tinamou, Bonasa Umbellus, bobwhite.

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