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Definition: Virginia 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 (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.]
One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of
or pertaining to the State of Virginia.
(Bot.), the American lungwort (Mertensia Virginica
(Bot.), a common ornamental North American
woody vine (Ampelopsis quinquefolia
extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also
, and American ivy
. [U. S.]
. See Worm fence
, under Fence
(Zo["o]l.), the cardinal bird. See
(Zo["o]l.), the bobwhite.
, an old English contradance; -- so called in
the United States. --Bartlett.
. (Bot.) See Mahon stock