perdix


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perdix \Per"dix\ (p[~e]r"d[i^]ks), prop. n. [L., a partridge,
   Gr. pe`rdix.] (Zool.)
   A genus of birds including the common European partridge.
   Formerly the word was used in a much wider sense to include
   many allied genera.
   [1913 Webster]
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