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 for ((Oreortyx pictus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Partridge \Par"tridge\ (p[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche,
     pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix,
     -icis, fr. Gr. pe`rdix.] (Zool.)
     1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of
        the genus Perdix and several related genera of the
        family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is
        noted as a game bird.
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              Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer.
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     Note: The common European, or gray, partridge ({Perdix
           cinerea) and the red-legged partridge ({Caccabis
           rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known
           species.
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     2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging
        to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.]
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     Note: Among them are the bobwhite ({Colinus Virginianus) of
           the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge
           ({Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena
           partridge ({Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California
           partridge ({Callipepla Californica).
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     3. The ruffed grouse ({Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.]
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     Bamboo partridge (Zool.), a spurred partridge of the genus
        Bambusicola. Several species are found in China and the
        East Indies.
  
     Night partridge (Zool.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
  
     Painted partridge (Zool.), a francolin of South Africa
        ({Francolinus pictus).
  
     Partridge berry. (Bot.)
        (a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant
            ({Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae],
            having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant
            flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs
            with the ovaries united, and producing the berries
            which remain over winter; also, the plant itself.
        (b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen ({Gaultheria
            procumbens); also, the plant itself.
  
     Partridge dove (Zool.) Same as Mountain witch, under
        Mountain.
  
     Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb
        ({Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the
        Eastern United States.
  
     Partridge shell (Zool.), a large marine univalve shell
        ({Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of
        the partridge.
  
     Partridge wood
        (a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It
            is obtained from tropical America, and one source of
            it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis.
            Called also pheasant wood.
        (b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and
            striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for
            walking sticks and umbrella handles.
  
     Sea partridge (Zool.), an Asiatic sand partridge
        ({Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note.
  
     Snow partridge (Zool.), a large spurred partridge ({Lerwa
        nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia;
        called also jermoonal.
  
     Spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
  
     Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zool.), any small
        Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plume \Plume\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pluming.] [Cf. F. plumer to pluck, to strip, L. plumare to
     cover with feathers.]
     1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or
        prink.
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              Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers. --W.
                                                    Irving.
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     2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage;
        also, to peel. [Obs.] --Bacon. Dryden.
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     3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. "Farewell the plumed
        troop." --Shak.
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     4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he
        plumes himself on his skill. --South.
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     Plumed+adder+(Zool.),+an+African+viper+({Vipera+cornuta">Plumed adder (Zool.), an African viper ({Vipera cornuta,
        syn. Clotho cornuta), having a plumelike structure over
        each eye. It is venomous, and is related to the African
        puff adder. Called also horned viper and hornsman.
  
     Plumed partridge (Zool.), the California mountain quail
        ({Oreortyx pictus). See Mountain quail, under
        Mountain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mountain \Moun"tain\ (moun"t[i^]n), a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
        living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
        among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
        mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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     2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
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              The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
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     Mountain antelope (Zool.), the goral.
  
     Mountain ash (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the Pyrus
        Americana (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful
        bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
        flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
        species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
  
     Mountain barometer, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
        transportation, used in measuring the heights of
        mountains.
  
     Mountain beaver (Zool.), the sewellel.
  
     Mountain blue (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
  
     Mountain cat (Zool.), the catamount. See Catamount.
  
     Mountain chain, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
        generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
  
     Mountain cock (Zool.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie.
  
     Mountain cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        cork in its texture.
  
     Mountain crystal. See under Crystal.
  
     Mountain damson (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
        Simaruba+({Simaruba+amarga">Simaruba ({Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies,
        which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
        used in medicine.
  
     Mountain dew, Scotch whisky, so called because often
        illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]
  
     Mountain ebony (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
        variegata) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
        because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
        in tanning.
  
     Mountain flax (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
        fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.
  
     Mountain fringe (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
        Fumitory.
  
     Mountain goat. (Zool.) See Mazama.
  
     Mountain green. (Min.)
        (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
        (b) See Green earth, under Green, a.
  
     Mountain holly (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
        Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
        It is found in the Northern United States.
  
     Mountain laurel (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
        latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
        clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
        poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and
        calico bush. See Kalmia.
  
     Mountain leather (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        leather in its texture.
  
     Mountain licorice (Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
        ({Trifolium Alpinum).
  
     Mountain limestone (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
        strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
        standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.
  
     Mountain linnet (Zool.), the twite.
  
     Mountain magpie. (Zool.)
        (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
        (b) The European gray shrike.
  
     Mountain mahogany (Bot.) See under Mahogany.
  
     Mountain meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
        occurring as an efflorescence.
  
     Mountain milk (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
        lime.
  
     Mountain mint. (Bot.) See Mint.
  
     Mountain ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel; -- called also
        mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.
  
     Mountain pride, or Mountain green (Bot.), a tree of
        Jamaica ({Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched
        palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
        leaves.
  
     Mountain quail (Zool.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
        pictus) of California. It has two long, slender,
        plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
        chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
        and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
  
     Mountain range, a series of mountains closely related in
        position and direction.
  
     Mountain rice. (Bot.)
        (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
            in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
        (b) An American genus of grasses ({Oryzopsis).
  
     Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
        flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa
        alpina).
  
     Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
        color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
  
     Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
        digyna with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
        greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
        Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.
  
     Mountain sparrow (Zool.), the European tree sparrow.
  
     Mountain spinach. (Bot.) See Orach.
  
     Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
        montana) of Europe; called also leopard's bane.
  
     Mountain witch (Zool.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
        genus Geotrygon.
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