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partridge in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpartridgepar‧tridge /ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ $ ˈpɑːr-/ noun [countable]  HBBa fat brown bird with a short tail which is shot for sport and food
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partridgeHe saw the occasional pheasant and partridge winging rapidly away beneath him, or skulking in the brown grass and bracken.We have spent two hours an evening replanting brassica modules that his pheasants and partridges would promptly pull out again.Small game birds such as quail, squab, and partridge are enhanced by this marinade.For domestic partridge, invariably the choker partridge, plan on a one-pound bird per person.He was cradling his partridge in his hands and kissing the bird.A brace of partridge whirred into the air.Wild partridge and grouse take well to a variety of cooking methods, but roasting and braising are the most successful.