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Definition: Quail snipe
, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe,
Sw. sn["a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
birds of the family Scolopacid[ae]
, having a long,
slender, nearly straight beak.
Note: The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago c[oe]lestis
and the great, or double, snipe (G. major
), are the
most important European species. The Wilson's snipe
) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe
) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher (Macrohamphus griseus
), are well-known American species.
2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
. See Jacksnipe
. See under Quail
, the knot.
. See in the Vocabulary.
, any sandpiper.
, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
, the tattler.
, the dunlin; the green and the common European
. See Rock snipe
, under Rock
, the great snipe.
, 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 (Coturnix communis
), the rain
quail (Coturnix Coromandelica
) of India, the stubble
quail (Coturnix pectoralis
), and the Australian swamp
quail (Synoicus australis
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several American partridges
belonging to Colinus
, and allied genera,
especially the bobwhite (called Virginia 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.
(Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird
of the genus Turnix
, as Turnix taigoor
black-breasted species, and the hill bustard quail
). See Turnix
(Zo["o]l.), one of several small Asiatic
species of Turnix, as Turnix Sykesii
, which is said to
be the smallest game bird of India.
. See under Mountain
, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net
or within range.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several American ground
pigeons belonging to Geotrygon
and allied genera.
(Zo["o]l.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk
. See Quail call
(Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted
snipe; -- called also robin snipe
, and brown snipe
(Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]