migratory quail

migratory quail
the typical Old World quail
Hypernyms: ↑Old World quail

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  • QUAIL — (Heb. שְׂלָו), the bird Coturnix coturnix, the smallest of the pheasant family. The quail is approximately seven inches (about 18 cm.) long and weighs some 3½ ounces (100 gr.). The color of its plumage is like that of the house sparrow, a fact… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • quail — quail1 quaillike, adj. /kwayl/, n., pl. quails, (esp. collectively) quail. 1. a small, migratory, gallinaceous game bird, Coturnix coturnix, of the Old World. 2. any of several other birds of the genus Coturnix and allied genera. 3. any of… …   Universalium

  • Quail — Taxobox name = Quail image caption = Common Quail regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Coturnix * Anurophasis * Perdicula * Ophrysia dagger; See… …   Wikipedia

  • quail — I. /kweɪl / (say kwayl) noun (plural quails, quail) 1. in Australia a. any of several small ground dwelling birds of the family Phasianidae, heavy bodied with small heads, short legs and rounded wings, as the stubble quail, Coturnix pectoralis. b …  

  • quail — I. noun (plural quail or quails) Etymology: Middle English quaile, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin quaccula, of imitative origin Date: 14th century any of numerous small gallinaceous birds: as a. an Old World migratory game bird (Coturnix… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quail — 1. n. (pl. same or quails) any small migratory bird of the genus Coturnix, with a short tail and allied to the partridge. Etymology: ME f. OF quaille f. med.L coacula (prob. imit.) 2. v.intr. flinch; be apprehensive with fear. Etymology: ME, of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old World quail — For other uses, see Quail (disambiguation). Quail Brown quail, Coturnix ypsilophora Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Old World quail — noun small game bird with a rounded body and small tail • Hypernyms: ↑quail • Hyponyms: ↑migratory quail, ↑Coturnix coturnix, ↑Coturnix communis • Member Holonyms: ↑Coturnix, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common Quail — Conservation status Least Concern …   Wikipedia

  • Gambel's Quail — Taxobox name = Gambel s Quail status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px image caption = male image2 width = 250px image2 caption = female regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia =… …   Wikipedia

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