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Definition: Snow partridge
, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw,
OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r,
snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn["o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith.
sn["e]gas, Russ. snieg', Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix,
nivis, Gr. acc. ni`fa, also AS. sn[=i]wan to snow, G.
schneien, OHG. sn[=i]wan, Lith. snigti, L. ningit it snows,
Gr. ni`fei, Zend snizh to snow; cf. Skr. snih to be wet or
1. Watery particles congealed into white or transparent
crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth,
exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect
Note: Snow is often used to form compounds, most of which are
of obvious meaning; as, snow-capped, snow-clad,
snow-cold, snow-crowned, snow-crust, snow-fed,
snow-haired, snowlike, snow-mantled, snow-nodding,
snow-wrought, and the like.
2. Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color
(argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in,
The field of snow with eagle of black therein.
. See under Red
. (Zo["o]l.) See Snowbird
(Zo["o]l.), the snow pheasant.
(Zo["o]l.), a small black leaping poduran
) often found in winter on the snow
in vast numbers.
, a flood from melted snow.
(Bot.), the fringe tree.
, or Snow insect
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several
species of neuropterous insects of the genus Boreus
male has rudimentary wings; the female is wingless. These
insects sometimes appear creeping and leaping on the snow
in great numbers.
(Zo["o]l.), any wingless dipterous insect of the
found running on snow in winter.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of arctic
geese of the genus Chen
. The common snow goose (Chen hyperborea
), common in the Western United States in
winter, is white, with the tips of the wings black and
legs and bill red. Called also white brant
. The blue, or blue-winged, snow goose (Chen c[oe]rulescens
) is varied with grayish brown and bluish
gray, with the wing quills black and the head and upper
part of the neck white. Called also white head
, and bald brant
(Zool.), the ounce.
, lowest limit of perpetual snow. In the Alps this
is at an altitude of 9,000 feet, in the Andes, at the
equator, 16,000 feet.
(Zo["o]l.), a European vole (Arvicola nivalis
which inhabits the Alps and other high mountains.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
large, handsome gallinaceous birds of the genus
, native of the lofty mountains of Asia. The
Himalayn snow pheasant (T. Himalayensis
) in the
best-known species. Called also snow cock
, and snow chukor
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Partridge
(Zo["o]l.), a pigeon (Columba leuconota
native of the Himalaya mountains. Its back, neck, and rump
are white, the top of the head and the ear coverts are
(Bot.), a fleshy parasitic herb (Sarcodes sanguinea
) growing in the coniferous forests of
California. It is all of a bright red color, and is fabled
to grow from the snow, through which it sometimes shoots
(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
, of the Old World. The partridge is
noted as a game bird.
Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer.
Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix cinerea
) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis rubra
) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known
2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging
, and allied genera. [U.S.]
Note: Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus
the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge
) of California; the Massena
partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]
); and the California
partridge (Callipepla Californica
3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus
). [New Eng.]
(Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the
. Several species are found in China
and the East Indies.
(Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
(Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa
(a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant
) 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.
(Zo["o]l.) Same as Mountain witch
(Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb
), common in sandy fields in the
Eastern United States.
(Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell
), having colors variegated like those of
(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.
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge
); -- so called from its note.
(Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge
) which inhabits the high mountains of
Asia; called also jermoonal
. See under Spruce
, or Hill partridge
(Zo["o]l.), any small
Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola