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Definition of sea quail
Sea quail Sea" quail` (Zo["o]l.)
Sea quailQuail 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.] sea quailTurnstone Turn"stone`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of limicoline birds of the genera Strepsilas
and Arenaria, allied to the plovers, especially the common
American and European species (Strepsilas interpres). They
are so called from their habit of turning up small stones in
search of mollusks and other aquatic animals. Called also
brant bird, sand runner, sea quail, sea lark,
sparkback, and skirlcrake.
Black turnstone, the California turnstone (Arenaria
melanocephala). The adult in summer is mostly black,
except some white streaks on the chest and forehead, and
two white loral spots.
Meaning of sea quail from wikipedia
- Quail Hollow
Club is a country
club and golf course
in the southeastern United
in the Quail Hollow neighborhood
in Charlotte, North
- The mountain quail
(Oreortyx pictus) is a small
ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail
family. This species
is the only one in the genus
- MS Pacific
was a cruise
by the Brazil-based Viagens
CVC. She was built
for Flagship Cruises
in 1971 by the company
- Quail Island
is in the Beagle
Gulf of the Timor
Sea, 40 km from Port Darwin
in the Northern Territory
of Australia. Quail Island belongs
to the Quail...
- In Gr**** mythology, Asteria
Gr****: Ἀστερία, "of the stars, starry
one") was the Titan goddess
of nocturnal oracles
- The stubble quail
(Coturnix pectoralis) is a native Australian species which
is the most common quail species
in Australia. The species
is not under
- Both Old World
and New World quail include edible
species. The common quail
used to be much favoured
cooking, but quail
for the table
- USS Quail
(AM-15) was an Lapwing-cl**** minesweeper acquired
by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous
task of removing mines
laid in the water...
- Quail Island
(Ōtamahua in Māori, sometimes
as Te Kawakawa) is a small uninhabited island within Lyttelton Harbour
in the South Island
- For the USAF unmanned Quail drone
aircraft, see ADM-20 Quail.The IMCO CallAir
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