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English → English (gcide) Definition: Hill partridge Hill \Hill\, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d Holm.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. [1913 Webster] Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t. [1913 Webster] 3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Hill ant (Zo["o]l.), a common ant (Formica rufa), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests. Hill myna (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus Gracula, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. [Written also hill mynah.] See Myna. Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies. Hill tit (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]. Many are beautifully colored. [1913 Webster] Partridge \Par"tridge\ (p[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. pe`rdix.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird. [1913 Webster] Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea ) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis rubra ) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known species. [1913 Webster] 2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] Note: Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus) of the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California partridge (Callipepla Californica). [1913 Webster] 3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.] [1913 Webster] Bamboo partridge (Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the genus Bambusicola. Several species are found in China and the East Indies. Night partridge (Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.] Painted partridge (Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa (Francolinus pictus). Partridge berry. (Bot.) (a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant (Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae], having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs with the ovaries united, and producing the berries which remain over winter; also, the plant itself. (b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens ); also, the plant itself. Partridge dove (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mountain witch, under Mountain. Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb (Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the Eastern United States. Partridge shell (Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell (Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of the partridge. Partridge wood (a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It is obtained from tropical America, and one source of it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis. Called also pheasant wood. (b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for walking sticks and umbrella handles. Sea partridge (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge (Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note. Snow partridge (Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge (Lerwa nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia; called also jermoonal. Spruce partridge. See under Spruce. Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), any small Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola. [1913 Webster]

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