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{adj: quail-like} resembling a quail



{adv: afoot} on foot; walking
"they went to the village afoot"
"quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"

{n: California quail, Lofortyx californicus} plump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon

{n: Colinus, genus Colinus} New World quail: the bobwhites

{n: Coturnix, genus Coturnix} Old World quail

{n: Galliformes, order Galliformes} pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins

{n: Lofortyx, genus Lofortyx} California quail

{n: Odontophorus, genus Odontophorus} genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated in a distinct family

{n: Old World quail} small game bird with a rounded body and small tail

{n: Oreortyx, genus Oreortyx} mountain quail of western United States

{n: Phasianidae, family Phasianidae} pheasants; quails; partridges

{n: Turnicidae, family Turnicidae} small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail

{n: Turnix, genus Turnix} type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail

{n: bevy} a flock of quail

{n: bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge} a popular North American game bird; named for its call

{n: button quail, button-quail, bustard quail, hemipode} small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains

{n: migratory quail, Coturnix coturnix, Coturnix communis} the typical Old World quail

{n: mountain quail, mountain partridge, Oreortyx picta palmeri} California partridge; slightly larger than the California quail

{n: partridge} flesh of either quail or grouse

{n: plain wanderer, Pedionomus torquatus} small Australian bird related to the button quail; classified as wading bird but inhabits plains

{n: quail bush, quail brush, white thistle, Atriplex lentiformis} spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico

{n: quail} flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

{n: quail} small gallinaceous game birds

{n: striped button quail, Turnix sylvatica} a variety of button quail having stripes

{v: apprehend, quail at} anticipate with dread or anxiety

{v: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail} draw back, as with fear or pain
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"


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