Definition of perdix in US English:

perdix

noun

  • A partridge; a bird of the genus Perdix or a related genus. Now chiefly (in form Perdix): the genus itself.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English. From classical Latin perdīx partridge; in later use after scientific Latin Perdix, genus name.

Pronunciation

perdix

/ˈpəːdɪks/