Definition of Coturnix. Meaning of Coturnix. Synonyms of Coturnix
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Definition of Coturnix
CoturnixQuail Quail, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia,
qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel,
OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix
and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the
common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C.
Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C.
pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several American partridges
belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera,
especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and
Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and
allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian
painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix.
4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought
to be a very amorous bird.[Obs.] --Shak.
Bustard quail (Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird
of the genus Turnix, as T. taigoor, a black-breasted
species, and the hill bustard quail (T. ocellatus). See
Button quail (Zo["o]l.), one of several small Asiatic
species of Turnix, as T. Sykesii, which is said to be
the smallest game bird of India.
Mountain quail. See under Mountain.
Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net
or within range.
Quail dove (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American ground
pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera.
Quail hawk (Zo["o]l.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk
Quail pipe. See Quail call, above.
Quail snipe (Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted
snipe; -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe.
Sea quail (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]
Meaning of Coturnix from wikipedia
is a genus
of six extant species
and two known extinct species
of Old World
quail. The genus
name is the Latin
for the common
quail. The quails...
- common quail
), or European
quail, is a small
ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family
is the Latin
- Rhynchortyx cinctus Genus Coturnix Common quail
Pharaoh, Bible, European
or Nile quail), Coturnix coturnix
****anese quail, Coturnix
- The ****anese quail, Coturnix
****onica, is a species
of Old World quail found
in East Asia. First considered
of the common
quail, it was distinguished...
- the species Jadera coturnix
: Jadera coturnix coturnix
(Burmeister, 1835) Jadera coturnix rufoculis
(Kirby, 1890) "Jadera coturnix
- The New Zealand quail
novaezelandiae), or koreke
(the Māori name), has been extinct since
1875. The male and female
were similar, except
- Phasianidae. It is found
in Sub-Saharan Africa. The blue quail
as Coturnix adansonii
by Jules Verreaux
and Édouard Verreaux
in 1851. It is named
- Coelioxys coturnix
, the red-tipped cuckoo
leaf-cutter bees, is a species
of bee in the family
Megachilidae. "Coelioxys coturnix
- The rain quail
or black-breasted quail
coromandelica) is a species
of quail found
in the Indian
subcontinent, its range including
and are fed game bird feed. The most common domesticated
type is the Coturnix quail
as the ****anese quail). Quail
live on the ground, and...
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