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Perdix

Per·dix

Perdix

 
pronunciation:
puhr dihks
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in Greek mythology, the Athenian who invented the saw and who was turned into a partridge by Athena after Daedalus, in a fit of envy, threw him from a roof.
definition 2: a genus of partridge, medium in size and inhabiting parts of Asia, Europe, and North America.