oeil-de-perdrix

OEil-de-perdrix

[OE]il`-de-per`drix"\, a. [F., lit., eye of a partridge.]

1. (Ornamental Art) Characterized by, or decorated with, small round points, spots, or rings; as, [oe]il-de-perdrix pattern.

2. Having a brownish red color; -- used esp. of light-colored red wine.
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