snow partridge

noun

Definition of snow partridge

1 : a Himalayan gallinaceous bird (Lerwa lerwa) having the upper half of the legs feathered, the reddish shanks spurred, the upper parts of the body blackish and narrowly barred with white and rufous, and the under parts of the body chestnut
2 : snow cock
3 : ptarmigan

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“Snow partridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20partridge. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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