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Hungarian partridge   /həŋgˈɛriən pˈɑrtrədʒ/   Listen
Hungarian partridge

noun
1.
Common European partridge.  Synonyms: gray partridge, grey partridge, Perdix perdix.






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"Hungarian partridge" Quotes from Famous Books



... extermination, reach out to foreign countries for foreign species. Instead of preserving the deer of the South, the South reaches out for the utterly impossible antelopes of Africa, and the preposterous hippopotamus. The North joyously exterminates her quail and ruffed grouse, and goes to Europe for the Hungarian partridge. That partridge is a failure here, and I am heartily glad of it, on the ground that the exterminators of our native species do not deserve success in their efforts to displace our finest native species with ...
— Our Vanishing Wild Life - Its Extermination and Preservation • William T. Hornaday



Words linked to "Hungarian partridge" :   Perdix, partridge, gray partridge, genus Perdix



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