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 (bŏb-wīt′, -hwīt′)
Any of several small American quails of the genus Colinus, especially the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) of eastern North America.

[Imitative of its call.]


(Animals) a brown North American quail, Colinus virginianus, the male of which has white markings on the head: a popular game bird
[C19: of imitative origin]


(ˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt)

any of several small New World quails of the genus Colinus, esp. C. virginianus, having mottled plumage.
[1805–15, Amer.; imitative of its cry]
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Noun1.bobwhite - a popular North American game birdbobwhite - a popular North American game bird; named for its call
Colinus, genus Colinus - New World quail: the bobwhites
Colinus virginianus, northern bobwhite - a favorite game bird of eastern and central United States
quail - small gallinaceous game birds
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