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Perdrix, -is, n. [OF. perdriz, F. perdrix.] A partridge. = Partrik n. Also plur. without inflection. — 1456 Hay II. 131/11.
And than is spedefull till have all gude metis hate and moyste … as foulis … caponis perdrix and phesandis
Ib. 132/20.
Perdrix curleuis paonis [etc.]
1494 Loutfut MS. 25 b.
Perdris is a foull quhilk is oft tymes tan with foullis of pra

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