Definition of perdicine in English:

perdicine

adjective

Ornithology
rare
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a partridge; specifically relating to or designating game birds of the subfamily Perdicinae (of the family Phasianidae) or the tribe Perdicini (of the subfamily Phasianinae).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Perdix, genus name + -ine. In specific sense after scientific Latin Perdicinae, subfamily name, or Perdicini, tribe name.

Pronunciation

perdicine

/ˈpəːdɪˌsʌɪn//ˈpəːdɪˌsiːn/