bobwhite vs partridge what difference

what is difference between bobwhite and partridge

English

Etymology

Onomatopoeia.

Noun

bobwhite (plural bobwhites)

  1. Any one of four species of quail in the genus Colinus, of the bird family Odontophoridae, limited to the Americas.

Derived terms

  • crested bobwhite
  • northern bobwhite
  • spot-bellied bobwhite
  • Yucatan bobwhite


English

Etymology

From Middle English partrich, partriche, pertriche, perdriz, from Old French perdriz, partriz, from Latin perdīx (partridge), from Ancient Greek πέρδιξ (pérdix, partridge), probably from πέρδομαι (pérdomai, to fart).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːtɹɪd͡ʒ/
  • (US) enPR: pärʹtrĭj, IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹtɹɪd͡ʒ/

Noun

partridge (plural partridges or partridge)

  1. (ornithology) Any bird of a number of genera in the family Phasianidae, notably in the genera Perdix and Alectoris.
  2. (obsolete, military) A type cannon charge composed of several missiles fired all together, similar to langrage or case-shot. Also a large cannon that shoots stones.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • partridge on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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