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Virginia quail
Virginia Vir*gin"i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. Virginia cowslip (Bot.), the American lungwort (Mertensia Virginica). Virginia creeper (Bot.), a common ornamental North American woody vine (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), climbing extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also woodbine, and American ivy. [U. S.] Virginia fence. See Worm fence, under Fence. Virginia nightingale (Zo["o]l.), the cardinal bird. See under Cardinal. Virginia quail (Zo["o]l.), the bobwhite. Virginia reel, an old English contradance; -- so called in the United States. --Bartlett. Virginia stock. (Bot.) See Mahon stock.
Virginia quail
Quail 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 australis). 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 Californica). 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 Turnix. 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 (Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]). 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 Virginia quail from wikipedia

- The northern bobwhite, Virginia quail or (in its home range) bobwhite quail (Colinus virgini****) is a ground-dwelling bird native to Canada, the United...
- Quail is an unincorporated community in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quail, Virginia...
- chickadees, red-tailed hawks, ospreys, brown pelicans, quail, seagulls, bald eagles, and wild turkeys. Virginia is also home to the pileated wood**** as well...
- virgini****, grey fox Bubo virgini****, great horned owl Colinus virgini****, Virginia quail or northern bobwhite Cardinalis virgini****, northern cardinal Chordeiles...
- and Joanna McQuail) U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ennis, West Virginia Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names:...
- in the water to prevent ships from p****ing. Quail was named after the quail, a migratory game bird. Quail was laid down 14 May 1918 by the Chester Shipbuilding...
- The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American opossum, is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. In the United States...
- Common quail ****anese quail Rain quail Harlequin quail Stubble quail New Zealand quail Brown quail King quail Blue quail Snow Mountains quail Jungle bush...
- Mockingbird. About. "California State Bird". California State Bird- California Quail. 50 States. "Colorado State Bird". Colorado State Bird- Lark Bunting. About...
- ground-feeding birds that includes turkey, grouse, chicken, New World quail and Old World quail, ptarmigan, partridge, pheasant, francolin, junglefowl and the...
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