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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]
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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|Noun||1.||bobwhite - a popular North American game bird; named for its call|
quail - small gallinaceous game birds