Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix
and several related genera of the family Perdicidæ
, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. [1913 Webster
" The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species."
"Full many a fat partrich had he in mew."