perdix definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of birds like the common European partridge. Formerly the term was found in a much broader feeling to incorporate many allied genera.
    • Partridges proper, the conventional genus of Perdicinæ, previously more than conterminous because of the Perdicinæ, now limited to various types like the typical European partridge, P. cinerea. See cut under partridge.
    • A genus of gastropods, now described Dolium.
    • a genus of Perdicinae

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