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patridge \'pat-rij\ n - Corrupted form of "partridge," an otherwise common word used to refer to any stout-bodied, variegated game bird; however, in the County, patridge refers specifically to Bonasa umbellus, or the ruffed grouse, common to the area's thick deciduous forests; "There's some lotta patridge out behind buddy's house." The male patridge has erectile black feathers which are lighter and less conspicuous in the female. See also: Irving bird. NEXT»

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